Billie (Bill) J. Rowell
Billie (Bill) J. Rowell, long-time resident of Comanche went to be with his Lord and Savior March 1, 2021. He was born to CB and Ethel (Ledford) Rowell on Jan. 20, 1931 in Comanche.
He attended grade school at Oak College and later at Comanche High School.
At the age of 17 he joined the US Navy and served on the USS Revill, USS Fulton and USS Mulipen. He was working aboard the USS Benevolence when it sank in the San Francisco Harbor. He served in the US Navy for nine years. When he returned from service he worked as a Seismographic Engineer, worked in the oil field,worked as a short haul trucker and eventually owned and operated the Comanche Exxon/Citgo service station.
Bill enjoyed his retirement years traveling, boating, fishing, tinkering with his junk and spending time with his large family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Mickey, daughter Jeannie Finn, and wives, Mary Lou Counter, Florence Garver and Maydelene Newton.
Bill is survived by his daughters: Marsha Adams (William Johnson) of San Antonio and Patti Jones (Tim Christopherson) of Oklahoma City. His sons Billy Rowell (Kim), and Deems Rowell all of Duncan. Stepchildren: Phyllis Craig and Nancy Fugate of Weatherford, Texas. Darell Newton (Linda) of Comanche, Brenda Darling (Mike) and Karen Dobias (Ken); Grandchildren: Leslie Gary (James Tyson) of Austin, Josh Gary (Rebecca) of Ft. Worth, Tye Jones (Nola) of Ardmore, Jacob Jones of Edmond, Chris Rowell (Ginger) of Duncan, Ryan Rowell (Jamie) of Duncan, Amber Ledbetter (Nathan) of Choctaw and 13 great-grandchildren.
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