Dewey H. Rowland




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.