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Kenny Goodell Rowlette

October 26, 2018

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Kenny G. Rowlette, 67, of Forest, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 26, 2018.

He was a small town man from Berea, Ky. He graduated from Berea College where he met the love of his life, Ann, with whom he spent the last 47 years. He was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church since 1980 and an English professor at Liberty University for 33 years. For the last five years he worked at the Jerry Falwell Library where he completed the work he was called to do. He had a love for American history, especially of the Civil War period. He was a special speaker at numerous organizations. He was the co-founder and director of the Civil War Chaplains Museum. He was an honorary member of the MOWW, a member of the Lynchburg Civil War Round Table, and was also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans as well as the Sons of Union Veterans.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Rowlette; his daughters, Delanie Stephenson and her husband, Curtis; and Karen Beatty and her husband, Ben; four grandchildren who were the lights of PaPaw’s life: Katie, Ty, Alex, and Jack; his sisters, Glenna Price, Colette Ingram, and Melinda Rowlette; his brother, James Rowlette; his father- and mother-in-law, Roscoe and Joyce Edwards; and numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Services will be held at the Old Thomas Road Baptist Church, Pate Chapel, on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jonathan Falwell officiating. Friends may call from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Virginia Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Civil War Chaplains Museum at Liberty University or the American Heart Association.

 Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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