Robert J. (Popeye) Rowland Sr.

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DAYTON Robert (Popeye) J. Rowland, Sr. passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012, at the VA Hospital, Dayton, OH. He was born April 12, 1954, in Xenia, OH. His mother, Geneva Rowland; his sister, Maria Fugate; his grandfather, Jimmy Rowland; and an aunt, Annaleane Combs, preceded him in death. He is survived by his 4 beloved children, sons, Robert J. Rowland Jr., of New Carlise, OH, and Jeremy Rowland of Troy, OH; daughters, Jessica Rowland of New Carlise, OH, and Nichole Wilkinson of Pittsburgh, PA; 2 sisters, Karen (William) Weinert of Fairborn, OH, and Jackie (Mike) Conant of Kissimmee, FL; 3 nieces, Samantha Weinert, Christina Sellers, and Amanda Conant; 1 grandchild, Domink Rowland; an uncle, Raymond Rowland of Huntsville, AL; and a special friend, Ronnie Adkins of Fairborn, OH. Robert served his country in the US Navy. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and assembling model cars. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Service will be held at the convenience of the family with burial at Bryon Cemetery. Bradford-Connelly & Glickler Funeral Home, Dayton, OH, is handling the arrangements.