Ellis Cordell Rowland, 80

Ellis Cordell Rowland (age 80)

After a prolonged illness, Cordell passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 1st, 2024. Cordell, a 40-year retired Railroad Foreman from American Railroad Industries, Inc., was a humble, devoted loving family man who loved the simple pleasures of life.

He was preceded in death by:

Father – Carlis Rowland

Mother – Nora Alice Rowland

Brother – Phinous Rowland

Sister – Leta Pearl Rowland

Sisters In Law – Betty Rowland, Judie Rowland, Bridgett Cooper

Brother-in-Law – Clovis Cooper

Niece – Dawn Cooper

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sheila Rowland

Brothers – Wendell Rowland (Francis), Ronald Rowland

Sister – Martha Jane Rowland

Mother In Law Helen Smarsh

Brother In Law Larry Smarsh (Lynn)

Sister in Law Reba Bunch (David)

He is a proud father of 5 children;


Payne Rowland (Tammy)

Craig Rowland (Jessica)

Brian Rowland


Paige Rowland Beziat (Michael)

Deborah Rowland

Grand Children

Corey Rowland (Brittany)

Kenneth Rowland (Gissell)

Colin Rowland (Allison)

Joshua Beziat

Ari Beziat

Samantha Beziat

Eliana Mae Rowland

And a host of special nieces and nephews.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, and in honor of Cordell Rowland, please consider donating to Methodist Medical Center Foundation ‘We Care Fund’. https://philanthropy.covenanthealth.com/a/methodist-foundation

Special thanks to Quality Home Health Care, Quality Hospice for their loving, caring staff.

Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ellis Cordell Rowland.

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