Robert Gene Rowland, "Bob the Cobb", 76, of Front Royal, VA, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Heritage Hall.
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A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 15, at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Hall.
Bob was born March 15, 1937 in Cock County, TN, son of the late Jennings Bryan Rowland and Eva Ester Shetley Rowland. He was the owner and operator of Rowland's Ceramic Tile and worked for over 50 years as a skilled ceramic tile setter in Kilmarnock, VA.
Surviving are four children, Carl Gene Rowland of Bentonville, VA, Robert Dean Rowland of Manassas, VA, James Lee Rowland of Casselberry, FL, and Sherrie Jeanette VanBuren of Bealeton, VA; two step-children Ronnie Anthony Gilbert of West Point, VA and Missy Jean Edmondson of Port St. Johns, FL; one sister Mae Woody of Edinburg, VA; five grandchildren Robert and Ryan Rowland, Katelynn and Kyndall VanBuren, and Michele Korniker; and two great grandchildren.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death one son David Kyle Rowland; and eight siblings J.B. Rowland, June Whitt, Dorothy Scott, Deane Lebar, Virgie Berkely, Shirley Francies, Pauline Rowland and Eddie Rowland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to the Heritage Hall Patient Aid Fund, 400 West Strasburg Rd., Front Royal, VA 22630.
Arrangements are by Maddox Funeral Home, Inc. in Front Royal, VA.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Mar. 14, 2014