March 01, 1929 - June 27, 2012
Raymond Rowlett, 83, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of West Liberty, KY and Pineville, KY, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Westminster Village North, Indianapolis. He was born on March 1, 1929 at Page, KY, a son of the late Dexter Marvin and Millie Brooks Rowlett.
Raymond was united in marriage to Laura Jean Pursifull. This union was blessed with a son, Brooks. Raymond was a United States Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War from 1951 - 1953. As long as his health permitted, he was a faithful member of the West Liberty First Baptist Church since 1972. He served as the song leader, music director and secretary. He was a member of the West Liberty Lions Club and served as President from 1979-1980. He retired from Morgan County ARH as the Hospital Administrator serving from 1972-1994.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Rowlett on August 23, 1996.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Brooks and Melody Rowlett of Indianapolis, IN, one grandson, Alan Rowlett of Richmond, VA; one sister, Juanita Potter of Middlesboro, KY; a sister-in-law, Bessie Davis of Romulus, MI; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Becky Cook, who took it upon herself to adopt him as a grandfather.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 AM, July 2 at the Potter Funeral Home with Bro. David Cook. Visitation from 6 - 8 PM Sunday at the Potter Funeral Home.
Visitation in Pineville, will be Monday at 7:00 PM at the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 AM Tuesday at Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Middlesboro, KY. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Pineville, is honored to serve the Rowlett family.
The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the Morgan County Relief Fund of the ARH Foundation, for employees who lost homes and possessions in the March 2, 2012 Tornado (http://www.arhfoundation.org/ways_to_give/make_an_online_donation.aspx), the National Parkinson's Foundation (http://www.parkinson.org/How-to-Help/Donation-Options.aspx) or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 321, West Liberty, KY 41472.
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