David R. Rowan Sr., age 77, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at his home.
He was born July 17, 1936, in Adrian, a son of the late Frank and Flora Mae Smith Rowan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one half brother, the Rev. Paul Smith; and one half-sister, Mabel Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn West; three sons, Dewayne Rowan and wife, Pauline, and David Rowan Jr. both of Buckhannon and Paul Rowan and wife, Brenda Jean, of Tallmansville; sister-in-law, Carolyn Smith Brown of Buckhannon; niece, Patty Smith of Crystal Springs; and ex-wife, Betty Rowan of Buckhannon.
Mr. Rowan was a custodian for the Upshur County Board of Education. He was a member of the Independent United Brethren Church and he served in the US Army.
Friends will be received today from 5- to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Junior Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon. The Upshur County Honor Guard will provide military honors at the gravesite.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.