Billy Joe Rowe

October 6, 1935May 5, 2019

Billy Joe Rowe, age 83, of Lillian, Alabama, formerly of Pondville, Alabama passed away peacefully with his 3 children by his side on Sunday May 5, 2019. He was a loving father to, Steven(Shari)Rowe and Phillip(Maria)Rowe, both of Woodstock, GA and Angela Rowe-Sullivan of Pensacola, FL. Grandfather to 7 grandchildren, Matthew Rowe, Avery Rowe, Claire Rowe, Brandon Sullivan, Ross Hegenwald, Kevin Rowe and Christopher Mittler. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Connie and Euell Rowe, his sister, Doris Jean Rowe, brothers, James Earl Rowe and DeWitt Crews Rowe; niece, Amy Johnson and great nephew, Drew Johnson. Survivors include, sisters, Nanette McKinney of Centreville, AL, Lynn Johnson of Pondville, AL and Malcolm (Tom)Rowe of Pensacola, FL along with many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who loved him. Serving as pallbearers are grandsons, Matthew Rowe, Ross Hegenwald, Christopher Mittler, Kevin Rowe, Brandon Sullivan, nephews, Kevin Rowe, DeWitt Rowe, Jr., Jeff McKinney, Matthew Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are nephews, Andy Johnson, Dane McKinney, Chuck, David, Dwayne and Kerry Rowe, Kirk and Galen Amundsen. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pensacola, FL.


  • Matthew Rowe
  • Ross Hegenwald
  • Christopher Mittler
  • Kevin Rowe
  • Brandon Sullivan
  • Kevin Rowe
  • DeWitt Rowe, Jr
  • Jeff McKinney
  • Matthew Johnson


  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, May 13, 2019


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Kevin Arrant

May 13, 2019

Coach was the kinda guy that I always wanted to be like when I grew up. Quality guy in all categories! I haven’t seen him in many years but he joked with me a little on FB about my gray hair about a year ago. I’m thankful for the man and the positive influence he had on my life. Prayers for comfort to the family.

Mal Mason

May 9, 2019

I have so many great memories with Coach (Bill) Rowe. He had such an impact on my life in the midgets (age 11/12). We had fun win or lose, less if we lost. He taught us to be gracious win or lose. We worked hard and laughed a lot in the huddle! Sadly, too many of the players and coaches from that Team are no longer with us. Coach was the “rock” that started the ripple in the pond. He changed so many young men’s lives with his wisdom, love, and dedication to us.
Many of us from that team have passed the gift of football forward, coaching little league teams ourselves. Just from my team, that I know of , six of us coached ours sons and young men, passing the gift passed to us. The ripple will continue thru your gift to us...Much love to you and your family coach!

PS. Thanks to Steve, Phillip, and Angie for sharing him all these years! He will always be amazing to so many of us.

And just this once!!ROLL TIDE!
Thanks Coach


Rod and Ann Bonner

May 7, 2019

Missing our long time friend already. We enjoyed many wonderful years of friendship together and always giving each other a hard time about our favorite college football teams, him being an avid Alabama fan and our family being avid Auburn fans. Our school colors may have been different but we never let that make a difference in our friendship. We all (entire family) loved Bill and he will be, and is, extremely missed. God had a plan and it was to call Bill home and we know that he suffers no more. Steve, Phil and Angie we love you dearly and we hope that you find comfort in knowing that you now have a guardian angel watching over you, until you meet again .

Serena Jo Logdon

May 7, 2019

My memories of my Uncle Billy are wonderful... he was so sweet & kind to everyone... my heart is broken for my cousins Steve, Phil and Angie and their families... you are all in our heart, thoughts & Prayers ♥️🙏🏽
Billy Joe Rowe is in the Arms of the Angels❤️

Marilyn Kurdy

May 7, 2019

Angie, Steve and Phil may God's grace surround you as you lay your father to rest. I loved Uncle Bill and I will miss him so much.

Teresa Johnson

May 7, 2019

Sending much love and prayers to Angie, Steve and Phil. I loved my Uncle Billy. He will be greatly missed.