Michael Lee Rowley, 69, of Venice, FL, peacefully passed away at his home on June 16, 2022 surrounded by his wife, daughter, and brother after his short, but strong, fight against cancer. Michael was born on January 14, 1953 to Marion & Jane Rowley and raised in Lynnville, IN. He was a graduate of Tecumseh high school class of 1971 and attended Indiana State University. Michael resided in Boonville, IN for many years where he raised his family. He retired from Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals after 30+ years of service. In his free time Mike loved to golf with his wife and friends, attend Fellowship Bible Church, watch his big screen TV, work his retirement job at Lowes to stay active, and was a pro on the grill. Mike was an avid and skilled golfer and you could always find him on the course making his buddies envious of his golf game. He always had the biggest smile and always had kind, gracious words for anyone he met. Mike is survived by his wife Cathy, of Venice; two children, Wendy (Shawn) Wies, Gentryville IN, and Shayne (Kaylee) Rowley, Owensboro Ky; five grandchildren, Blaire (Matthew) Bertram, Kyle Leslie, and Griffin, Gabriella, and Gabriel Rowley; sister Mary Jane Ambrose, brother, John (Beverly) Rowley, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and niece, Angela Hall.
A visitation will be held at Farley Funeral Home, 265 Nokomis Avenue S. in Venice on Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 2:00PM-4:00PM with a funeral service to follow. A service and interment will be held at Shiloh Cemetery in Folsomville, Indiana at a later date and the family will announce when the date and time is finalized. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.farleyfuneralhome.com.