The Rev. Rowland was raised in Greenwood, Miss.
The funeral service will be held at Bethlehem United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Climax, N.C. The graveside service will immediately follow in the church cemetery.
He served in the Korean War as a United States Marine. After completing his military service, Chuck worked in the textile industry for many years until he was called to serve as a United Methodist Minister. He served numerous churches throughout the state of North Carolina. After retiring, he continued to serve in the ministry. He enjoyed playing golf while his health allowed it, fishing with friends, and watching Duke Basketball and Ole Miss Football, and spending time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Those left to cherish his memory include his devoted wife of 46 years, Ruth; his brother, William Rowland of Oxford, Miss.; children, Teri McGinn of Taylors, S.C., Beth Rogers of Hiddenite, N.C., Bobby Rowland of Seagrove, N.C., Barbara Hodges of Reidsville, Laura Beggan of Louisville, Ky., Sarah Campbell of Silk Hope, N.C., and Terry Rowland of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Grandchildren, Bryan, Josh, Tiffany, Niki, Devan, Nikki, Ayden, Gavin, Chelsey, Hagan, and Kaydee; and great-grandchildren, Jordan, Drake, Weston, and Ethan.
The family received friends from 6 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to your church cemetery fund.