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William Charles Rowton

William-Rowton-1William Charles Rowton, age 84, of Mena, died Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena. He was born on Wednesday, December 31, 1930 to William Chess and Clara Virginia Key Rowton in Marianna, Arkansas.

William served his country for over 20 years in the United States Navy and reenlisted into the Fleet Reserves. After the service, William started his second career as a cross-country truck driver.  He retired from Data Matique in Garland, Texas.  He enjoyed going fishing after his retirement. William had a great sense of humor and always tried to get the best out of a person.  William was a loving, husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Patricia Rowton.

William is survived by his three sons, Harold Cameron of New York City, New York, Fred Rowton of Dublin, California, and Larry Rowton of Carthage, Texas; four grandchildren, Angela Rowton, Charles Rowton, Hunter Rowton and Cullen Rowton; five great-grandchildren; beloved cousins, Ann and Shorty Garvin of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Concord Cemetery in Ink with Brother Jimmy Lynn Mabry officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

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