Aubrey "Wayne" Rowton

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Aubrey "Wayne" Rowton, 73, of Rector, passed from this life on Saturday January 9, 2016, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born on October 6, 1942, in Rector, to the late Peter and Lola Mae (Gardner) Rowton.

Wayne was a truck driver for Nassbam and was a dance instructor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Peter Douglas Rowton.

Wayne is survived by his children, Matthew Dewayne Rowton and Deanna of Jonesboro and Ellen Mahan and Robert of Rockford, Ill.; four sisters, Judy Scoby, Jo Alice Curry, Cindy Armstrong and Jaunita Nilges; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 14, in the Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector with Irby Funeral Home of Rector in charge of the arrangements.

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