John Dennis Rowland III

John Dennis Rowland III, 72, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 30. John was born in Uvalde to the late Melvin D. Rowland and Ruth Stanley Rowland on June 23, 1941. John was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah
Jane Coyner Rowland, whom he married on Sept. 2, 1967. John is survived by his son, John “Jay” Dennis Rowland IV of Fayetteville, Arizona; daughter, Megan Jane Rowland Klein and husband, Frederick “Fred” William Klein III of Charlotte, North Carolina; brother, Dee Rowland of San Marcus; grandchildren, Georgia Louise Rowland, John “Dennis” Rowland V, Frederick “Freddy” William Klein IV, Taylor Jane Klein and Charles “Charlie” Arthur Klein; brotherin- law, George Heber Coyner; sister-in-law Barbara Waycasey Coyner and Teresa Evans Coyner; one nephew and seven nieces. John graduated from Uvalde High School in 1959 and received his BA from the University of Texas in 1964. He served in the Air Force briefly and remained in the Air Force reserves for some time. He worked for the past nine years in San Angelo, as the general manager of Sunset Mall and vice president for Jones Lange LaSalle. He truly loved his job and considered his team at Sunset Mall his family. Prior to working at Sunset Mall, he had a lengthy career in the shopping center development business, as well as owning his own company, Mallscapes. John was an avid art collector of American Indian art. He enjoyed cycling, spending time with his dog Lucy and traveling to see his grandchildren. Throughout his life, John made many friends who, along with his family, remained devoted to him. People were drawn to his quick wit, his genuine interest in other people, his strong opinions, and his ability to laugh at himself. A small memorial service will be held at a private
home in Dallas in late June. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the names of John and Sarah Rowland 
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