Dennis Jay Rowland, 74, of Drain, Ore., died from complications of cancer, Aug. 15, 2021. 

Dennis was born Dec. 3, 1946, in Tucson, Ariz. to Milton and Fay (Epstein) Rowland. The family later headed west to Garden Grove, Calif., where Dennis graduated from Rancho Alamitos High School. After high school, Dennis got a job as a truck driver. It was not long though before Dennis was called to serve in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Vietnam. After the war he continued working as a long-haul truck driver for the remainder of his career. 

Dennis lived in Creswell for many years before moving to Bullhead City, Ariz. Dennis enjoyed his truck, dogs and tinkering with things. He was a longtime member of both the Creswell, and Bullhead City VFW posts. Dennis is survived by a son, Dennis Jay Rowland Jr. of Orange County, Calif. A funeral service will be held, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, 2 p.m. at the Creswell Church of Christ, with a potluck to follow at the Creswell VFW Post. Private Interment, Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Ore. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Cottage Grove.