John W. Rowell

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, March 22, 2016

CHESAPEAKE – John W. “Jack” Rowell, 83, of Chesapeake, died March 19, 2016. He was a veteran who began his military career in 1953 and retired as a proud member of Navy Special Warfare group in 1979.

Survivors include his wife; Marian S. Rowell; children Debbie Mount; JJ Rowell; and Chris Rowell; stepchildren Reid Vestal; Lewis Thomas; Taylor Baker and Jamie Kearns; and sister Joann Buck of Jaffrey, NH.

A private burial will be held at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery followed by a memorial service open to all at Green Acres Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth, VA, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the UDT-Seal Association.