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Thomas Rowan

May 23, 1949 — December 11, 2022


Thomas H. Rowan was born to the late Milford and Luree Rowan on May 23, 1949, in Booneville, MS. Life’s span was exhausted, and God’s Will was done on Sunday, December 11th, 2022.


Thomas early in life accepted Christ as his Savior. Through his love of God, he wanted to get involved in church and actively served in several capacities. He was ordained as a Deacon at Eighth Street Missionary Baptist Church, and most recently served as an Usher at his home church Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church.


At an early age Thomas’ parents moved him and siblings to Nashville, TN, where he attended Metro Nashville Public Schools and graduated from THE Pearl High School in 1968. After graduation, Thomas was drafted into the United States Army, where he served as an Account Specialist in Quinon and Pleiku Vietnam for two years. He was Honorably discharged in June of 1970.


 When he returned home, he worked as a production worker at Oscar Mayer where he worked for over 25 years. He then worked at Aladdin Industries for over 10 years until retirement. Thomas not being satisfied in retirement wanted something more meaningful and served as a School Crossing Guard for the Metro Nashville Police Department. Where he was known for his continuous smiles and waves as he served as the Crossing Guard for Old Center Elementary. He officially retired in May of 2019.


In retirement Thomas enjoyed golfing with his good friend, cooking, and traveling with his family and fiancé. He was an avid Tennessee Titans fan who enjoyed going to the games with his brothers. Thomas also loved dancing; he could cut a rug. He will always be remembered for his spunky personality and big smile. He never met a stranger.


Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Milford and Luree Rowan, wife Dorothy M. Rowan, brothers, Jessie Rowan and James Rowan.  He leaves to cherish his memory: devoted fiancé, Doris Mathews; Children:  John (Ericka) Rowan; Kenelm (Antoinette) Floyd; Kenyon (Stephanie) Floyd; Nathan Rowan; TaShanna Rowan; and Kristin (Ricardo) Moore.  Grandchildren:  Kayla, Kyra, Kylen (BooBoo), Nathan II, Dominick, Ethan, Jared, Kaleb, Jesse, and Ricardo (RJ).  Siblings:  Mary Ann Rowan; Larry (Robin) Rowan; Leonard Rowan Sr.; Ronald (Ondrea) Rowan, Hanover, MD.  Devoted niece, Franchelle (Walter) Lewis Jr.  A multitude of other nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Honorary brother Gregory (Dolly) Irvin.  Bonus children:  Enecia (Marvin) Allen; and Thasa (Jarvis) Walker.  A loving church family, and host of friends.













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Monday, December 19, 2022

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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