Don Rowland

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    - Tim Stover
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Don Rowland, 83, passed away at 3:02 pm on Dec. 5, 2018 in his home surrounded by his wife and 4 children after a long illness. Don was a long-time member of the Gastonia Church of Christ and was a realtor, home builder and home inspector for many years in the Gastonia area. For many years Don was an avid golfer, loved to travel and more than anything else, loved his wife Peggy and family.

Don was preceded in death by his parents: Kie and Lula Rowland; brothers, Danny, Harold, Clarence, Frank and Robert Rowland; sisters, Ruth Rowland, Gloria Rowland and Lela McCaslin.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Peggy Rowland; three daughters, Linda Rowland Swanger (David) of Hendersonville, TN, Donna Rowland Hyche (Chris) of Cook Springs, AL and Janet Rowland McIntyre (David) of Gaffney, SC; one son, Mike Rowland (Lane) of Gastonia; also blessed with 5 grandchildren; Josh Swanger (Megan), Heather Hyche Harper (Matt), Britney Swanger Oakley (Paul), Abbie Leigh Hyche and Macy Lane Rowland and 5 great-grandchildren, Carter Swanger, Aniston Oakley, Rowland Swanger, Brooke Oakley and Lillie Swanger.

Visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2018 at Church of Christ, 1919 N. New Hope Rd., Gastonia.

The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at the church.

Burial will be in Gaston Memorial Park.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.

A guest book is available to sign online at

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Greene Funeral Service-South Chapel
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Gastonia, NC 28052
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 7, 2018