Born Jan. 26, 1934, in Steele, Mo., daughter of the late Everett Jack Rowton and Nobie Marinda Ginn, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include one son, Jewell D. Rowton, of Pasadena, Texas; two daughters, Jackie Lynn Hockaday, of Kennett and Marinda Ann Hess, of Amory, Miss.; one brother, Everett M. Rowton, of Kennett; three sisters, Donna Antee, of Starkville, Miss., Betty Purdom, of Cleveland, Texas and Patty Davis, of Steele, Mo.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Bill Fox officiating.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.