P.O. Box 247, 19180 N Center Street, Citronelle, AL36522

William Robert "Bobby" Rowell
December 9, 1939 - June 2, 2021

William Robert "Bobby" Rowell

William Robert "Bobby" Rowell

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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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Friday, June 4, 2021
6/4/2021 6:00:00 PM
Liberty Baptist Church
Funeral Service
Saturday, June 5, 2021
6/5/2021 11:00:00 AM
New Home Baptist Church
17324 Brannan Fork Road
Citronelle, Al  36522
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  1. Al and Freda McDonald
    We extend our deepest sympathy to all of the Rowell family upon the loss of Bobby. We regret that we could not be with you.
  2. Billy & Judy DeVore
    We are sorry to hear of Bobby's passing, but happy to know that he is no longer in pain. Our prayers are with you.
  3. Melanie Baxter
    I am so sorry to hear about you dad. He was always so sweet. Keeping your family in my prayers.
  4. Betty Allman
    We are so sorry to learn of the passing of one of the most gentle, caring and loving man. His friendship meant the world to me and my family, he will be missed and loved forever. Much love to the family, Betty, Bobby Allman and family.
  5. Renee Wood
    Uncle Bobby will be missed by his family and the Community. He could grow beautiful flowers 💐 I remember the very day he called me about purchasing this lot to build our first home. 1995 we began building he kept the builders straight!!!! He enjoyed watching our home go up. The “green thumb” that he was!!! with plants and flowers I still to this day have some that I haven’t killed. Of all the good times, beach, Tennessee, Mardi Gras, He enjoyed telling the story how he became Jennifer & Katelyn’s “Uncle Pawpaw Bobby” He had fun with this. We love you Uncle Bobby and you will be so missed!!! Forever in our hearts💔💔
  6. Renee Wood
  7. Renee Wood
    Uncle Bobby will be missed by his family and the community. He was more than just a wonderful Uncle to me he was a second father and to my two daughters he was Pawpaw Bobby. He loved to tell the story to so many that he was “Uncle Pawpaw Bobby”. After me and Bubba married, years later my mother in law Margaret married my Uncle Bobby so you can imagine the fun he had with this. I love you Uncle Bobby!!! I will cherish all my 🌸 flowers 💐 you have given me over the years and as they bloom I will smile and think of you. Forever in my heart ❤️
  8. Mary Mears
    My Uncle Bobby will be missed by many but I rejoice in knowing he is healed.. He was a Godly man who loved his family, he raised his children by himself was mother and father to them.. Love you so much, till we meet again Mary Ellen
    Merita and Kevin, I am so sorry about your father. He was one of the finest men that I ever met.  I know you all will miss him very much.
  10. windy taylor
    Merita,  I am so sorry to hear about your dad.  I know you loved him to the moon and back and then some.   My thoughts and prayers are with  you.    windy

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