William Robert “Bobby” Rowell, a lifelong resident of Citronelle, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, June 02, 2021. He was 81 years old. He graduated from Citronelle High School in 1958. Bobby was an active member of his community. He was a former deacon and song leader of New Home Baptist Church, where he also oversaw the cemetery. He was also a member of Kiwanis Club in Citronelle, and a former City Councilman for the City of Citronelle. In his spare time, Bobby loved to grow flowers and tend to them. He always made sure the church and cemetery had nice flowers. Bobby was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his daughter, Merita Rowell Turner (Tyler); son, Kavin O’Brien Rowell (Susan); grandson, Logan Kelly; granddaughters, Morgan Rowell Quillen and Hallie Rowell; one great-granddaughter, Isla; siblings, Ruth Ella Miller, George Rowell, Carl Rowell, and Malcolm Rowell; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. A wake will be held for Bobby from 6pm until 9pm Friday, June 04, 2021, at New Home Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held 11am Saturday, June 05, 2021, at New Home Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Dickens and Rev. Jeff Bryan officiating. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Ronnie Rowell, Joey Rowell, Dale Rowell, Tim Miller, Carl Rowell, Jr., Jay Rowell, Tommy Rowell, David Rowell, William Miller and Keith Rowell. Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces, Mary Ellen Mears, Renee Wood, Angela Blankinchip, Tammy Rowell, and Esther Morrison. Burial will follow in New Home Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the New Home Cemetery Fund at 17324 Brannan Fork Road, Citronelle, Alabama 36522. Online condolences may be given at www.freemancitronelle.com. Freeman Funeral Home -Citronelle, Alabama
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