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James A. Rowell Junior

October 19, 1925 — October 22, 2023

James A. Rowell Junior

On Sunday, October 22, 2023 James A. Rowell Junior, gained his eternal wings as he passed away peacefully in the comfort of his own home after celebrating his 98th birthday with family and friends.  

Jim was born on October 19, 1925 to James A. Rowell and Helen Mounce Rowell in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from C.E. Byrd High School, where he met Pauline Sands Rowell. He and his high school sweetheart, Pauline, were married in 1945, until her passing after 58 years of marriage. In 1948, Jim entered in the Army Air-Corp. where he got his wings as a fighter pilot.  

Following his years of service, he went to work for Union Producing Company as a draftsman. After a short time, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Texas, where he graduated in 1952, with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. Following graduation, he continued working for Union Producing Company. An entrepreneur by heart, he decided it was time to begin paving his way in Geology. He enjoyed his career in Oil & Gas for the next 50 years and always said “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.” He lived by that daily and has been a testament of humility and generosity in all of his achievements.  

His accomplishments in business (Siesta Oil & Gas, Par Oil Corporation, Par Minerals, Remington Suite Hotel, Remington-Lott Farms) are remarkable. All of which he knew had no value without having friends and loved ones to share it with. 

In December of 2003, he married “his queen” Elizabeth Pierce Rowell and moved to Mississippi shortly after. He enjoyed cookouts with his Sunday School class and was a long time member of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport and Pinelake Church in Mississippi. They loved spending time laughing and enjoying friends at Oil & Gas Conventions, hunting at Four Square Ranch in Rocksprings, Texas, fishing on the farm, the beach, and all things outdoors.  

James A. Rowell was a leader and mentor for so many people. His love and generosity will remain in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.  

James A. Rowell Jr. was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Mounce Rowell; his father, James A. Rowell; step-mother, Fannie Rowell; daughter, Paula Rowell Burns; first wife, Pauline Sands Rowell; cousins, Hollis Rowell and W.E. Rowell and wife, Margaret; sisters, Marion Rowell Clifton and Marie Rowell Martin and niece, Dolly Knoer. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Rowell; son, Rob Rowell; grandson, James Burns; step-daughters, Kim Prisk and Christy Eaves; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  

Services will be held at Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, Louisiana on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until time of service.  Burial will follow at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent. Officiating the service will be Dr. Chuck Pourciau.   

Jim had a heart for pediatric cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Home - Shreveport Marshall

1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, LA 71101

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Home - Shreveport Marshall

1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, LA 71101

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Burial

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

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