November 9, 1942 ~ May 2, 2021 (age 78)



Donald E. Rowell, 78, of Piqua passed away at 4:14 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the Kettering Hospital in Troy. He was born November 9, 1942 in Sidney to the late Loren W. and Mary Christine (Jones) Rowell. He married Avanelle A. Alexander January 21, 1961 in Sidney and she survives.

Other survivors include three children, Scott (Judy) Rowell of Houston, Sheila (Deke) Dickey of Madisonville, Tennessee, Bryan Rowell of Piqua; four grandchildren, Nathan (Becca) Rowell, Natalie (Colin) Arnold, Cassandra (Matt) Darling, Brymar Rowell; four great grandchildren; one brother, Ronald (Beverly) Rowell of Sidney; one sister, Debbie Rowell of New Madison; his stepmother, Betty Rowell of Piqua; and several stepchildren and step grandchildren.

Mr. Rowell was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. He served as a reservist in the Army National Guard for many years. He worked for RTA in Dayton as a driver and maintenance provider. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, camping and listening to bluegrass music.

A private service to honor his life will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are being provided to the family through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, 3967 Washington Rd. Covington, OH 45318 or to one's favorite charity in Donald's memory. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

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