Deryl Roy Rowland (69), of Hartwell, GA passed from this earth on Tuesday, November 3, in the hospital with his loving wife of 31 years, Lucy Rowland, at his side, after complications from a heart attack. A long-time resident of Georgia, he will be always remembered by family and friends. He leaves his wife Lucy, son Jason (Karen) Rowland of McDonough, GA, stepsons Lee (Leah) Ragsdale of Raleigh, NC and Adam (Carolyn) Ragsdale of Austin, TX, his sister Faye Adkins of Fort Valley, GA, and nephew Michael Toland of Macon, GA. He was a loving grandfather and his grandchildren will miss their “D” – Jacob, Jadon, Karena, Joshua, Kaylyn, Kristina, and Jair of McDonough, GA; Owen and Kate of Raleigh, NC; and Carter and Kylie of Austin, TX.
Due to COVID concerns, the family asks that friends respect their wishes to keep the funeral service private. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to honor and remember Deryl.
We thank you for your kindness and consideration during this sad time.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association or to the Hartwell FUMC Building Fund.
Deryl was born in Fort Valley, GA in 1951 and graduated from Fort Valley High School in 1969. He worked many years for Continental Can Company in Perry, GA and Crown Cork & Seal in Baltimore, MD before building a successful parking lot striping business.
He was a lifelong Georgia Bulldog fan and loved to spend his Saturday afternoons watching the Dawgs play football. He was an active member of his community and loved volunteering – and that led him to the Jaycees. During his many years of service with the Jaycees, he participated in service projects in his community and formed many lifelong friendships. He was a loyal friend and giving mentor, loved by many across all walks of life. He was always willing to help those in need and offered guidance from his years of experience.
Deryl was a proud American, active in politics, and enjoyed discussing the political state of the world. His phone was always ringing, with friends reaching out to share a point-of-view. Today, the phones are quiet for too many…
Coile and Hall Funeral Directors, 333 E. Johnson Street in Hartwell will be serving the family.
An online condolence is available by visiting www.coileandhallfd.com