Johnny Everett Rowton

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Johnny Rowton, 73, of Greenway, Ark., passed away May 1, 2017. He was born July 6, 1943, to the late James Rowton and Thelma (Carter) Higgs in Hickoria, Ark.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Diana McCord Rowton.

He is survived by his wife, Sarita Rowton; a daughter, Devonna and Don McPherson of Ft. Smith, Ark.; a son, Lance and Dawn Rowton of Adrian, Mich.; grandsons, Josh Thomson, Jared Thomson, Jonathon Rowton and Parker Rowton; and a great-grandson; his brothers, Ronnie and Selma Rowton of Rockford, Ill. and Harold Verdier of Hartford, Ark., and a sister, Joyce and Mike Wayman of Cainsville, Mo., along with a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 5, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector with David Finley officiating

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