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C W Rowell
1933 - 2015

C. W. Rowell, 81, a former Iowa Park resident, passed away Monday, March 9, in Wichita Falls.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home.

C.W. was born May 17, 1933 in Richland Springs, to Clarence and Edith (Wood) Rowell. He attended Richland Springs High School where he was the quarterback on the football team, played baseball, basketball, and was on the track team. He married Connie (Benatti) Rowell on Aug. 28, 1957. After serving in the Army he attended Arlington State College. After leaving ASC he got his bachelors at North Texas State College. He started his teaching career as a math teacher and coach at Highland Jr. High in Hobbs, N.M. From there, he went to Van Texas High School where he coached football, basketball, and baseball. After teaching and coaching in Van, he went to LSU for his Master’s degree.

He taught at Wharton Jr. College when he finished there. He left there in 1965 to teach at Midwestern State University. He served on many committees at MSU. He was the Faculty Athletic Rep. for 18 years. He was named to the Wall of Honor in 1997 and worked for Habitat for Humanity for many years. He received the Jefferson Award for his work in the Community. He also Received several Angel in the Rafters awards. He was the co-founder of the Iowa Park Girls Softball League, and he helped build the Gary Compton Softball Complex.

He is Preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Iris Stewart.

Survivors include his wife; a son; Jim Rowell of Little Elm; daughters; Terri (Rowell) Smyers and Linda Rowell Hipol, both of Lakeside City; two brothers; Stan Rowell of Fort Worth, Bill Rowell of Joplin, MO., and Jack Rowell of Benbrook; a sister; Martha Myers of Brownwood; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Wichita Falls, and MSU Athletic department.

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