Rev. Melvin Dale Rowland of Farmington, MO, formerly of Ironton, MO, entered heaven on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the age of 80 years, 2 months, and 12 days.
He was born July 20, 1942 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Lennie Hollis and Elizabeth Vallie Barbaro Rowland. On Jan. 17, 1970 he was united in marriage to Barbara Street who survives. To this union was born four children; Stephen Paul Hollis Rowland and wife Chrissy of Ironton, Michael Dale Rowland and wife Sujatha of Fredericktown, Melissa Ann Pogue and husband Randy of Poplar Bluff, and Melanie Elizabeth Allen and husband Lance of Farmington. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren; Justin, Emily, London, Elizabeth, Samantha, and William; 2 great grandchildren; Gracie, and Zachary; Four Step Grandchildren Jeremiah, Cassidy, Riley, and Kolby; and 1 great step grandchild Kase, and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lennie Rowland and Fred Worth, and four sisters; Joyce Witte, Geneva Ross, Sharon Biggs, and Margie Beckley.
Melvin attended Central Bible College for four years and served his Country in the United States Army. He served in the Ministry for over 50 years; 28 being Pastor of Arcadia Valley Assembly of God Church and also served 18 years as a substance abuse counselor for the Missouri Dept. of Corrections. Mel dedicated his life to serving Christ.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Cole Family Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Pogue officiating. Visitation was on Saturday. Interment was in Arcadia Valley Memorial Park.
In lieu of Flowers memorials are requested to the Rev. Melvin Rowland Investing in Souls Ministry Scholarship Fund c/o Cole Family Funeral Home or Barbara Rowland.