Kenny was a beloved father, son, brother, friend, paw-paw, and everyone’s favorite cowboy. You never spotted him without his cowboy hat. He had an infectious smile and always knew how to make people laugh. Nothing was more important to him than his family.
Born March 1, 1945 Kenny lived a full and happy life. He traded his cowboy hat for military fatigues when he went into the U. S. Army in 1969. After serving in the military he came home to Mississippi to raise a family. After Retiring from Kimberly-Clark, he worked part time at Hattiesburg Clinic, where he loved flirting with the nurses.
In his spare time, you would often find Kenny with his horses. He was a true cowboy who loved trail riding and family gatherings at Rowell Ranch. He loved cooking for friends and family, and if you left hungry, “It was your own darn fault!”
Kenny leaves behind a daughter, Amy Rowell (Tim) Ford of Wiggins; a son, Josh (Denise) Rowell of Mobile; a father, Ralph “Pappaw” Rowell of Picayune; a sister, Sara Rowell Stewart of Hattiesburg; a brother, Stan (Catherine) Rowell of Saucier; two nieces, Melissa (Coy) Smith of Hattiesburg, and Leah Rowell of Saucier; two great-nieces, Madeleine and Layla Smith both of Hattiesburg; four grandchildren, Jordan and Kendall Shoemake both of Hattiesburg, and Kamryn and Lily Rowell of Mobile. Kenny also leaves behind two sidekicks, his beloved horses Dee and Sadie.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Saranelle Rowell.
A celebration of Kenny’s life will be held at Providence Baptist Church in Hattiesburg on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. followed by burial in Palestine Cemetery in Picayune at 1:30 p.m.