Gary Lynn Rowden, 63, of Marshall, Ark., passed from this life on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at his home. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on July 31, 1954, to William Rowden and Helen Hilliard-Rowden.
Gary was a veteran of the National Guard. He spent his working years as a carpenter and woodworker, a job he enjoyed doing. He enjoyed hunting and fishing when his health permitted. He especially liked to go fishing with his brothers. Gary was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. His friendly, affectionate and gentle presence will be missed by his family and friends alike.
Gary is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cheryl McDowell Rowden; one son, Scooby Hughes and wife Dee of Marshall; three grandchildren, Trent Allen Hughes, Summer Marie Hughes and Holly Lynn Hughes; his mother, Helen Hilliard-Rowden of Urbana; sister, Sherry Williams and husband Tom of Center Point; brothers, Gale Rowden and wife Janine of Shellsburg, Bob Rowden and wife Sherri of Urbana and Richard Wyckoff and wife Jo of Vinton; nephews, Bobby Rowden and wife Kristina, Wade Rowden and wife Margie and Jake Williams and wife Katie; and nieces, Kim Hotchkiss, Whitney Stout and husband Kurt and Charity Robar and husband Dan.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, William Rowden.
Cremation services are by Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, Ark.