Cleston Andrew Rowlett, age 94, of Milton, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Signature Healthcare of Trimble County in Bedford, Kentucky. Born October 11, 1923 in Bedford, he was the son of Ernest Andrew and Ellen (McCutchen) Rowlett.
On August 21, 1943, he was united in marriage to Burnice “Bonnie” Bonnettie Purvis at the Methodist Parsonage in Bedford.
Mr. Rowlett served as a gunman in the United States Army before he was honorably discharged in 1945. He formerly worked at the Jefferson County Proving Grounds, Williamson Heater, and Rowlett's Garage in Bedford. He retired from Rexnord in 1983 after serving as a welder. He was a member of the American Legion, Jefferson Post #9 and served as a deacon at Poplar Ridge Baptist Church for many years. He enjoyed being a mechanic, fishing, camping, and dancing. He also enjoyed portraying Santa Clause for the Bedford Fire Department for over ten years.
He will be sadly missed by his daughters: Brenda Rowlett of Lexington, Kentucky, and Dianna McQueary and her husband, William “Bill”, of Milton; his son: Norbert “Danny” Rowlett and his wife, Sheryl, of Cairo, Georgia; five grandchildren: Lori Lynn Taylor and her husband, David, Lana "Canday" Adams and her companion, Jerry Janes, Linda Hall and her husband, Duane, David A. Rowlett and his wife, Britney, and Danielle Rowlett and her companion, Scott Cooper; one step grandson, William "Gus" McQueary; seven great grandchildren: Tazman Adams, Jeffrey Adams, Justin Davis, Troy Davis, Skyler Rowlett, Scott Cooper, Jr., and Shelby Rowlett; and one step great grandson, W.D. McQueary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bonnie Rowlett on January 8, 1996; his infant daughter, LaDonna Rowlett; and his sister, Lorraina Fisher.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Wood Oakley Chapel, 37 High Street, Milton, with interment to follow in Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Friends and family may call at the Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Wood Oakley Chapel from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 2, 2018, and from 10:00 AM until time of service on Wednesday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hosparus, Inc. Contributions may be made at any of the Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations.