Jack Willis Rowley II, age 54, of Jackson, MI, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021. He was born on March 6, 1966 in Torrance, CA as the eldest son of Forest J. Rowley Sr. and Sally Rowley of Jackson, MI. Jack is survived by his father and step-mother, Forest (Linda) Rowley Sr.; four children, Kevin, Kody, Kyra and Kyle Rowley; brothers, Forest J. Rowley Jr., Ed (Vickie) Rowley, Banner (Lucretia) Rowley, and his beautiful sister Kimberly Rowley; step-brothers Scott Hall and Jack Hall; nieces and nephews, Forest J. Rowley III, Jesse Rowley, Shelbie Rowley, Mackenzie Rowley, Damien Rowley, Mariah Rowley, Samantha McClinchey, and Scotty Fitzgerald. Jack was preceded in death by his beautiful mother, Sally Ann Rowley, and his nephew Jimmy Keller.
Jack graduated with the Class of 1984 from East Jackson High School. He served his county in the U. S. Army as a Heavy Wheeled Diesel Mechanic for four years. Jack worked as a welder most of his life, most recently at H&M Welding.
Jack loved to spend time with his family and his friends and was the kind of guy that would do anything to help anyone. He didn’t have much but he would give everything he had to someone who needed it more. Jack loved to spend time at his dad’s farm helping with odds and ends, as well as splitting firewood to help his dad prepare for the Michigan winters. Jack loved throwing darts and playing pool, and as we all know, he was great at it, winning Dart Championships regularly. In his younger years Jack loved to play softball, and he was very competitive, playing on a few different leagues simultaneously, as well as weekend tournaments whenever he could. Jack was also an avid reader, just like his dad, sometimes finishing long books in just a few days.
Jack loved his kids, his country and his family. While a little rough around the edges, his heart was huge and everyone who knew Jack, knew that about him. Jack was not a proud man nor was he a coward. He was a patriot and he was a rebel. Jack was a competitor and a champion. He liked things quiet but also pushed the edges of the envelope. He tested but also respected authority. Jack was carefree and loved to laugh. He told you exactly what he thought and most times with no filter! LOL. He felt love and he felt pain. He succeeded at many things and struggled with others. Jack did what he had to do. Jack loved his kids and would do anything for them. He loved his parents and loved all of his siblings in his own special way. Jack was more than just a dad, a brother, or a son. Jack was a friend to so many including his family. Jack, and everything he was to us all, will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no funeral. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Notification will be sent via social media.
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