Clem Rowland

March 20, 1946 - November 4, 2012
Clem Rowland


Talmage Clements “Clem” Rowland, 66, of Hampstead, NC, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at his home.

Born on March 20, 1946 in Durham, he was a son of Isaac Francis Rowland of Hillsboro, NC and the late Martha Clements Rowland. He was a veteran of the US Coast Guard and the Army National Guard having served for over 23 years. He worked as sales manager and salesman for an insurance company for 27 years. Mr. Rowland was an EMT with Pender County and Surf City EMS for 8 years and worked at the Surf City Fishing Pier for 8 years. He was an avid fisherman, loved bowling, square dancing, clogging, singing in the church choir, and making people laugh. Mr. Rowland loved people and had a passion for life.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Jean Cross Rowland; two sons, Tony Rowland (Jackie) of Whiteville, NC, Scotty Rowland of Hampstead, NC; two grandchildren, Collin and Alexis Rowland; a brother, Beal Rowland (Donna) of Durham, NC; and two sisters, Carrollynn Bowen of New Bern, NC and Casandra McBroom (Ralph) of Hillsboro, NC.

A memorial service will be 7:00 pm Friday at the Chapel by the Bay in Surf City (216 Michigan Avenue; Holly Ridge, NC 28445) with Rev. Don Myers officiating. A scattering service will follow on the Surf City Pier.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice; 1414 Physicians Drive; Wilmington, NC 28401.


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  • November 08, 2012
    Jim and Kaye Baggett says:
    To all of the family of Mr. Clem Rowland: In the Gospel of Matthew 5:4, Jesus said, "Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted." Our prayer is that you will all have the comfort, peace, and understanding that can only come from our Heavenly Father during this time and always. Amen.

  • November 06, 2012
    Valerie Stover says:
    My deepest sympathies go out to Jean and the family. Clem was dearly loved by so many. I will personally miss all of the teasing! I just know he's giving those Angels a run for their money in heaven :). Blessed be the memories you have and find comfort knowing he is home. Love you all!

  • November 06, 2012
    Garry & Barbara Matthews says:
    We were deeply saddened at the news of Clem's passing. He was a friend and fellow businessman to us at the Island Inn. You have our deepest sympathies and are in our prayers.

  • November 06, 2012
    Doug and Deb Stallings says:
    Jean, Words just can't express how deeply saddened Doug and I are over the loss of Clem. We cherish our memories of you both. I cannot think of Clem without smiling because he always made me laugh. We are praying for you and your family during this extremely difficult time. God Bless You all and we send our love.

  • November 05, 2012
    Jane Myers says:
    I am so sorry to hear this news. I always remember Clem with that dry sense of humor that Tony has. He always greeted me with a smile and treated me with love and respect. I am a better person having known Clem Rowland. He was a good man and will be missed. My love and prayers go out to the family.