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McCarty - Evergreen Funeral Home

7426 Asheville Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Rickey Allen Rowland

August 15, 1952June 27, 2019

Rickey Allen Rowland “Rick”, age 66, of Knoxville, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, June 27, 2019. He joined the US Army in 1971 after attending Friendsville High School. He served in the 3rd Armored Division in Germany. Upon his discharge, Rick was employed by Alcoa where he worked for over 30 years. He was a welder and served as a union steward. He was a member of The United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 Alcoa TN. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. A.J. and Jo Rowland. Survived by his daughters, Missy Roberts and fiancé Brad Hicks, Shelly Parton; grandchildren, Cody Rowland, Caleb Parton, Cassidy and Bryson Roberts; great-granddaughter, Falen Rowland; sister and brother- in-law, Tami and Don Yager; lifelong friend and brother-in-law, Jimmy Smith; niece, Haley and girlfriend, Lori Guffey. Special thank you to Brenda Welch his caregiver. Graveside service will be Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at East TN Veterans Cemetery, Governor John Sevier Highway, at 11:30 am with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the DAV fund. Condolences may be offered at www.mccartyevergreen.com

Services

  • Graveside Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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Anna Faye Lynn

August 20, 2019

I went to school with Ricky at MENTOR for years and I. Also rode the same bus. I just found this and so sorry to hear this. Ricky was such a great person and good friends with my brother Keith Lynn. Rip Ricky loved u many moons ago

Joe Russell

June 30, 2019

Missy,
We are so sorry about your loss. We know how you loved your dad, just know that he was a believer in Jesus Christ and that he is well from his illness. May Almighty God comfort you and heal your pain.
We all love you and have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe & Katie Russell

SHARON HATCHER TATUM

June 30, 2019

THE ROWLAND FAMILY WAS CLOSELY KNOWN BY MY FAMILY. HIS MOM WENT TO MY SISTER'S BEAUTY SHOP.

I WAS A 1966 GRADUATE OF FRIENDSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL.

LOVE AND PRAYERS TO EACH OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN THIS TIME OF LOSS.

IN SYMPATHY, SHARON TATUM

Judy Cameron

June 30, 2019

Rick was a great person and friend. I will always remember him when I hear a great song and know how he loved music. Rest in peace buddy.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY