Jay Rowland

May 8, 1927 ~ May 31, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Jay Rowland, age 96, a resident of Portland, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at The Gardens of St. Henry in St. Henry, Ohio. 

Jay was born on May 8, 1927, in Pennville, Indiana, the son of Ernest and Mary (Cash) Rowland.  He graduated from Portland High School in 1945 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea during the Korean Conflict.  Jay worked for Banker Trucking, Curry’s Trucking, Teeples Trucking and retired from IRC&D Trucking all of Portland.  He was a member of Teamsters Local Union and American Legion Post #211 of Portland.  Jay married Alice Stonerock on July 1, 1950 and she passed away on September 15, 2014. 

Survivors include:

His children:  David Rowland (wife Candy) – Defiance, Ohio

                      Claudia May (husband Bob) – Portland, Indiana

5 grandchildren:  Joshua Rowland (wife Robin), Benjamin Rowland (wife Sarah), Robyn Moore (husband Justin), Adam May (wife Stephanie) and Austin May (wife CJ). 

10 great-grandchildren:  Jacob, David, Andrew, Matthew and Samuel Rowland

                                       Carter, Owen, Ivan, Hudson, Aliza May

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Mary Rowland, his wife Alice Rowland and a sister Imogene Zdara. 

Private services for the family in July. 

Memorials may be directed towards the Jay County Cancer Society or Gardens of St. Henry. 

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