Obit-RowellKenneth Phillip Rowell, 69, died at his home in Dallas on Dec. 6.

He worked for Southwest Airlines for 34 years and was one of the company’s first 700 employees. He  retired in 2011.

After graduating from Sam Houston College, he taught art in public schools. He and his partner, Brian Giglio, were together 19 wonderful years and had an antique business together in New Orleans.

He raised Afghans and miniature schnauzers and showed them around the country. He loved gardening when he owned his own home and spent a lot of time antique shopping with his partner.
He is survived by his partner, Brian, and brothers Ronny and Bill Rowell and lots of friends from

Southwest Airlines. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, June Eloise Wallace Rowell.

The funeral will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3811 Oak Lawn Ave. on Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Lunch follows at River Oak Condominiums, 4837 Cedar Springs Road.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 13, 2013.