James Thomas Rowland, 50, of Blanchester, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. James was born Sept. 8, 1966 in Columbus, the son of Norman H. and Daisy Lee Williams Rowland. He was a lifelong resident of Clinton County, a 1985 Graduate of Miami Trace High School, enjoyed hunting and fishing, was an avid Ohio State fan, and had driven for Oeder Trucking for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Ann (Lanham) Rowland, whom he married Aug. 24, 1985 in Blanchester; daughter, Brittany Nicole and her husband Stephen McBride of Blanchester; mother, Daisy Rowland of Hillsboro; siblings, George Rowland of Tennessee, Norma Lee (Dave) Perkins of Darbyville, Howard Rowland of Virginia, and David Rowland of Columbus; and dear friends Scott and Kelly Oeder. James is preceded in death by his father, Norman Harold Rowland. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. For more information or to sign the online registry, please visit www.arehart-brown.com or their Facebook page.
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