Donald L. Rowell, age 86, of Jackson, TN passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at his residence in the company of his family.
Donald was born on Friday, March 22, 1935, in Miami, FL to the late Edward and Helen (Patton) Rowell.
Donald met the love of his life Irene Hack and eventually joined her in marriage. They shared 40 joyous years together and made their family complete by combining their families to make one.
Donald loved life and was always warm and welcoming of any opportunity to talk with friends and family. He was a man of simplicity who cherished quiet times with his beloved wife and his dog Joanie, who he referred to as his princess.
Donald was a man of many talents. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami and worked gainfully there in the Marine Biology Department. He served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. After many years of employment, Donald retired from Pan American World Airways as a Machinist Supervisor in the Logistics Department.
Donald will be remembered by his devoted wife, Irene; a son, David Rowell of Quincy, FL; his daughters, Kathleen Rowell-H. and husband Shaun, and Susan Lynch; 8 grandchildren, Benjamin and Sarah Rowell, Aubrey and Evan Sanders, Samantha Seeley and Rebecca Loftin, as well as his chosen grandchildren, Mary Beth Tingley and Aaron Steinberg. Many other friends and neighbors will mourn his passing.
There will be no formal services at the funeral home.
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Arrangements were trusted to Arrington Funeral Directors & Crematory, 148 West University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 668-1111.