Raleigh – Dewey Holt Rowland, 87, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.
Mr. Rowland was born in Willow Spring, NC to parents Grady and Lunette Weatherspoon Rowland. He graduated from Fuquay Springs High School where he was a member of the Beta Club. He worked for Quality Sales Company of Raleigh for 18 years and was co-owner along with the late Nat Cannady of Wholesale Auto Parts of Raleigh for 21 years. Dewey was a talented, creative and knowledgeable man with a love for history, gardening, fishing and wood carving. He was always busy and known for his ability to fix anything and enjoyed restoring his Homeplace following retirement. He was a life long and faithful member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Rebecca Rowland, Coralene R. Davis, Celia Rowland and Mary R. Betts.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley M. Rowland; daughter, Donna R. Randall and husband Mark; granddaughter, Lauren Massey; step grandson, Andrew Randall and wife Amy; step granddaughter, Rachel Bagwell and husband Joshua; brother, Homer Rowland of Willow Spring; sisters, Catherine R. Dunn of Fuquay-Varina and Annette R. Guy of Garner; special brother in law, Sidney “Buster” Mann. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The family extends a special thanks to NC Nephrology Physicians, Dr. Chaksupa, South Wake Dialysis Center and caregiver, Jan Davis.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19 at Thomas Funeral Home, Fuquay-Varina and other times at the home of Donna and Mark Randall, 1508 Randall Farm Road, Fuquay-Varina.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund, 10005 Lake Wheeler Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
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wise farms helen and william wise lit a candle on Mar 15 2018 06:55:03 PM
Sorry for your loss. Jesus promises at John 5:28,29 that there will be a resurrection! How we all long for that time! Until then, "may the God of all comfort" be with your family.
Submitted by Claudia Williams on Feb 27 2018 09:13:00 AM
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My condolences to the family. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15
Submitted by Amber Micka on Feb 20 2018 09:41:32 AM
Dewey was my good friend for many years. He and Shirley were always glad to see me when I called on them at their store in Raleigh. Dewey always had time to both listen to and tell stories. Many of them about his partner Nat who was always into something. Nat was supposed to be the outside salesman, but he was really the social director of the business.I missed Nat's funeral and now I must miss Dewey's due to my own medical treatments, but I want to extend my sympathy to Shirley and the family.
Your friend, Joe Perkins
Submitted by Joe Perkins on Feb 19 2018 09:04:28 PM
So sorry to hear about Dewey. He was always such a wonderful friend to Stuart as well as myself. He was always a gentleman.
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Donna and family..it was an absolute honor to get to know Dewey...and to know him, was to love him. I will miss his beautiful smile and kind words. My prayers and thoughts are with you-Nanci Blackert (Nurse Practitioner at NC Nephrology)
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