Gordon Earl Rowley, age 72, of Somerset, KY., passed away on Thursday September 3, 2015 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

He was born on December 12, 1942 in Louisville, KY., to the late Harry and Estell Marie Ferg Rowley.

He was of Christian Faith and enjoyed woodworking. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years and was in special forces.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Estell Rowley, two brothers, Richard Rowley and Paul “Sonny” Rowley, and one sister, Doris Eaves.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Rowley, two sons, Gordon Rowley and Gary James Rowley, five daughters, Jeanette Rowley, Alice Rowley-Truijillo, Kerrie Myre, Tracey Rowley Stockton, and Megan Rowley, two brothers, Bill Rowley and Jeff (and Claudia) Rowley, four sisters, Barbara Rowe, Pat Hecke, Cindy Rowley Howell, and Sharon Lucille Rowley, and four grandchildren, Amber Myre, Lauren Myre, Zachari Myre, and Caden Stockton.

Visitation will be held on Monday September 7, 2015 starting at 10am in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the local Humane Society and St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.