James R. Rowland, 73, of Jackson, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 at his home.
He was born April 9, 1947, in Bonne Terre, Missouri, to Reese and Leola Glenn Rowland. He and Sherry Daffron were married May 14, 1966, in Bonne Terre.
Jim was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He and Sherry established Muffler Express and Automotive Repair in Cape Girardeau in 1976 and they continue to run the business.
Loving survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sherry Rowland; two children, Todd (Dana) Rowland and Tonya (Rodney) Landewee; three grandchildren, Gage and Baylee Rowland, and Mason Landewee, all of Jackson; a brother, Jerry (Dorothy) Rowland of Bonne Terre, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Charles Scoggin of Park Hills, Missouri; Tom (Bonnie) Daffron of Omaha, Arkansas; and two sisters-in-law, Arlene (Don) Crouch of Carthage, Missouri, and Cathra (Bill) Dickerson of Desloge, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three siblings, Margo (Don) Jones, Nancy Scoggin, and Sam Rowland.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to service time, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
To celebrate Jim’s life, the family encourages friends to share special memories during the service, which will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Chris Collier officiating. Military honors will follow.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Cape County Cowboy Church or the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the TRIBUTE WALL tab of Jim’s personal obituary page at mccombsfuneralhome.com.
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Cape County Cowboy Church
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American Heart Association, St. Louis, ic
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