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Obituary: W. M. “Dub” Rowland, Norman

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W. M. “Dub” Rowland, age 86, of Norman, went to be with the Lord on Thurs- day, July 21, 2016.

Dub was born October 21, 1929 to Melvin and Loda (Lindsey) Rowland in Norman, Arkansas. He was united in marriage to Mary Hamilton on December 26, 1946. Dub and Mary lived in the Norman area almost all their lives where Dub was employed as a truck driver in the logging industry, a clerk and butcher in grocery stores and later in life he was employed by the City of Norman.

Dub served his community in many ways through- out his life including many years as a member of the City Council, volunteer in the fire department, coach with youth and adult baseball teams and as a mem- ber of Lions Club, Jaycees, and Boy Scouts. He was a member and supporter of the Norman Community Christian Church.

Dub was an avid sportsman who loved to fish and hunt.

Dub was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary, and his sister, Patsy.

He is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Bob), Darlene (Brad) and Melody (Jeff); six grandchildren, Rob, Mike, Coley, Carol, Garrett and Hailey; two great grandchildren, Aiden and Alec; and his companion, Irene Brakefield.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m., Mon- day, July 25, 2016, in the Black Springs Cemetery with Bro. Danny Tillery officiating.

Pallbearers were Paul Hamilton, Ralph Hamilton, Hector Basurto, Rob Shewmake, Mike Shewmake and Jeffery McKnight.

Honorary pallbearers are the staff at Montgomery County Nursing Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis- Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

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