Franklin Douglas Rowsey, 79, of Buena Vista, went to be with our Lord Monday, May 2, 2022.

Franklin was born Dec. 21, 1942, to the late Lewis E. Rowsey and Delcie Chittum Rowsey.

Franklin was a longtime member of Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He made a living working with his hands as a skilled carpenter.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Franklin Rowsey; brothers, Lewis Rowsey Jr. and Richard “Dickie” Rowsey; greatgrandson, Kenneth Rowsey; and former wife, Mary Wood Ramsey.

Franklin is survived by his loving wife, Penny Staton Rowsey; his son, Ronald Andrew Rowsey and wife Mary; daughter, Tonya Staton Taylor and husband Charles; siblings, Dale Lynn Rowsey and wife Martha, Shawn Terrell Rowsey and wife Sherry, and Dawn Rowsey Golden and husband Charles; nine grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and family who loved him.

A memorial service was conducted Friday, May 6, at the Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Adam Williams and the Rev. W. David Bain.

Arrangements were by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home. N-G

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