George Arthur Rowley

December 23, 1955April 18, 2012

George Arthur Rowley, (1955 - 2012) passed away April 18, 2012. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and spent the last 37 years in Houston. George was preceded in death by his parents, Kermit Guy Rowley and Billie Jeanette Rowley. He is survived by his sisters, Susie Rowley, Jean Oliver, and Carole Ruthardt, his nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and wonderful lifelong friends. George loved the outdoors and was an enthusiastic hunter and expert shooter. He hunted all over the globe with his favorites being South Texas and Uruguay. George had a gift for woodworking and made scores of custom furniture and custom cabinetry for the high end Houston market. George was an exuberant story teller, fun loving, and the life of the party. He will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday,April 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hunters Creek Chapel of Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024.

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Clover Dillahunty

April 28, 2012

There were many changes in our friendship over the years but the last was my favorite and the one I will cherish forever. I love you.

Pam Harris

April 27, 2012

George, You were our very first friend in Houston and we had so many wonderful times together! I am so sad for your family here but know you are with Mom & Dad now and rejoice in the fact that you will no longer suffer! Until we meet again! Pam Harris

Cheri Chilcote

April 25, 2012

So glad we got to share Ecuador, George...I have many old memories of you from the long ago Houston days but the excellent adventures we had in Ecuador are how I'll always remember you; your little kid interest in every single thing, your exuberance, your smile. So glad there's no more pain. Love you man....

Maggie Rivers

April 24, 2012

My condolences to Mr. Rowley family. May you cherish the fond times. May our heavenly Father continue to bless the family as they cope during this time of sorrow.


April 24, 2012

Oh George, I still can't believe that we will not see each other again in this life. I think about things left unsaid and undone because one always thinks there is tomorrow... I have attached a picture that Susie gave me several years ago that I love. It is of us on one of our many vacations when we were kids. We had so much fun and you have the biggest smile of us all! I know you are in heaven now with Dad and Mom and free of all the earthly “stuff”. I can see it now so clear; you and Dad are having a big drink and sharing funny stories and Mom happy and laughing at every one of them. I will miss and love you always, my little brother.

Linda Worthingtopn

April 24, 2012

He always made you smile, always had a hug. He would tell you everthing was going to be alright. My kids grew up with him and his hunting stories. They use to call him George of the Jungle. They would sing it to hom, and he would laugh. You were a special friend to me, you will have a special place my in heart.

Mary Ellen Arbuckle

April 24, 2012

So sad to see this. He was always a pleasure to see and never short of a good story to tell. Rest in peace, George.