Lawrence George Rowell Jr., 63, of Campbellsville, KY died January 25, 2019 surrounded by family. Born in Moultrie, Ga., Larry was the son of the late Lawrence George Rowell Sr. and Earlene Wilson Rowell. He never met a stranger and had friends around the world.
He was a licensed real estate broker and past president of Rowell Realty and Auction Co. He became a minister in 1978 and served as associate pastor of Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville and pastor of First Baptist Church in Lyons, Ga. He and his family were missionaries in Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. After returning to the states, he was minister of education at Campbellsville Baptist Church and pastor of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Black Gnat.
Larry was a staff writer and editor of the Casey County News in Liberty and interim editor for the Greensburg Record Herald in Greensburg. He was also involved in the community through Kiwanis and was a chaplain for the Campbellsville Taylor County Rescue Squad as well as serving on the Taylor, Adair and Casey County Foster Parent Review Boards.
SURVIVORS: wife of 40 years, Edwina Mills Rowell; 1 son, Parker Rowell of Elizabethtown; 1 brother, Tommy Rowell (Julie) of Moultrie, Ga.; 1 sister, Becky Rowell (Uli Keller) of St. Simons Island, Ga.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews & cousins
Funeral Service: Monday, January 28, 2019 at 11:00amET at Campbellsville Baptist Church
Burial: Ekron Baptist Church Cemetery at 3:00 pm
Visitation: 5:00- 8:00pmET on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Campbellsville Baptist Church and after 8:00amET on Monday, January 28, 2019.
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Beech Grove Baptist Church or Baptist Global Response and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.