Bill Rowland is Retiring!

Please join us in helping Bill Rowland celebrate his upcoming retirement by sharing your well wishes below! While we are sad to see Bill retire, we are honored to recognize his decades of service to Shafer Insurance Agency and to our clients. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we will not be hosting a public celebration, but will be sharing your messages with Bill in a private setting.

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What People Are Saying

  • Bill, congratulations on your retirement. I am confident that you and Kelly will enjoy the next chapter in your lives. It was truly a privilege and pleasure to work with you for several years. Let’s get together when you are in this part of the country.

    - David Humphreys, Retired

  • Congratulations Bill! Enjoy your retirement and fill your days with fishing, cooking and laughter!!! And squeezing on your Grands! I think of you fondly when I make your home made salsa!!!!! Best wishes!!!

    - Linda Howard, TIS

  • Enjoy your well earned retirement Bill!

    - Christina Rister, Forty2 LLC

  • Hi Mr. Bill & Congratulations!

    You deserve every moment of retirement! I know you will be busy with Kelly and Coco and not miss work at all! Thank you for the years of friendship! You truly are a testimony of a man of God! I’m proud to call you friend.


    - Fran Dockins, None

  • Bill, I so appreciate the quality of service and attention you gave us as our insurance agent for the years we were with Shafer. In fact, we would still be with Shafer, if not for the fact that Cincinnati Ins. Co. vastly increased church rates, causing us to look for coverage elsewhere. You displayed commendable integrity by referring us to another agency who was able to provide affordable coverage. Because of your demonstrated character and professionalism, we will always hold you and Shafer Insurance Co. in high regard. May God bless you abundantly in your retirement season!
    Diane Gross
    Business Administrator

    - Diane Gross, First Presbyterian Church

  • I genuinely enjoyed working with you. I hope you enjoy your retirement as much as I am enjoying mine. It is amazing how busy you will be. Makes you wonder how you got everything done and worked full time. Relax and do whatever you like!

    - Becky Fritz, Retired

  • Congratulations Mr. Bill…I am so happy for you and your retirement. Have fun, enjoy life, you deserve it!

    - Connie Garvey-Collins, Fellow Retired Shafer Employee

  • Congratulations Bill!
    It has been great working with you. I will miss you being here with your funny, cheerful, willing-to-cook wonderful something attitude! I hope you enjoy the retirement you’ve always wanted – you deserve it!
    Visit us often!

    - Christine Repischak, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • It’s been a great honor and experience working with you, Bill. Your knowledge of the insurance industry has been invaluable and your friendship has been appreciated!

    - Andy Shafer, Shafer Insurance

  • Bill,
    I have really enjoyed working with you. I will miss your stories, cooking, and good humor. If you get bored, you can come and fry one more turkey at Thanksgiving. I hope your days are filled with lots of hunting, traveling, good cooking, and family time.

    Best wishes on your new adventure!

    - Jennifer Helton, Shafer Insurance

  • Mr. Bill, Congratulations!! We sure are going to miss you here at Shafer! Thank you for everything you have taught me since I came on board. Have fun with your new adventures, relax and enjoy your retirement. “Retirement is when you stop living at work and start working at living”

    - Pam Brown, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!! It has been great working with you over the past few months. I wish you the best in your retirement and this next chapter. Relax and enjoy! Just remember us here at the office…..without donuts…..we are not ok 🙂

    - Rhonda Bean, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • It has been such a pleasure working with you. I wish you the best in your retirement. Go have some fun!!!! You will be greatly missed.

    - Carol, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • Happy Retirement! Enjoy!

    - Kathy Sonenshein, Shafer HR Solutions

  • Relax

    Hope you enjoy every minute of your new journey!!!

    - Sonya and Jerry Craze, Life group

  • Congratulations!! You’ve certainly earned the right to retire and enjoy some of the sweeter things in life. I hope you get to do whatever it is you’ve been putting off. Wishing you health and happiness in retirement!

    - Ene Weismantle, Travelers Insurance

  • Bill, congratulations to you on your retirement and best wishes for you and Kelly as you begin the next chapter of your lives together in Jackson.

    You are a good man and a good friend! And you will certainly be missed here in East Tennessee!!

    Take care my friend,

    John Britton

    - John Britton, Lewis Thomason

  • Congratulations on retirement. May you be blessed in your retirement as I have been. See you soon and may God bless you.

    - John Cole, Self

  • Bill – Congratulations on your retirement and a great insurance career! I’ve really enjoyed working with, and getting to know you these past 4 years. Best wishes in the next chapter of your life!

    - Ryan Holliday, Cincinnati Insurance

  • Bill, Wishing you all the best on your retirement! It has been a pleasure to work with you over the years. I appreciate you sharing your considerable knowledge and expertise with me on our accounts. I hope that you enjoy many many years of all your favorite activities and extra time with family.

    - Nelda Diegel, Briggs Plumbing Products

  • Bill – Congrats on your retirement. It’s been a pleasure to work with you all these years. I hope you enjoy all that free time you’re about to have.


    - Andy Wind, Berkley Southeast

  • Hello Bill….I will miss your humor, wit and wisdom from God. It’s great to have you as a friend! Congratulations on your retirement! Hope we can stay in touch….. Wayne

    - Wayne Kohlrieserwe, None

  • Bill, I hear you are retiring. Congratulations! I hope you love it as much as I have enjoyed the last 22 months. The best thing is no alarm clock! You can do whatever you want in your own time or do nothing…Haha. I truly enjoyed working with you back in the 90’s in Hope, AR. Enjoy your retirement, you earned it!

    - Anita Carle, Retired

  • Bill, it was great talking to you last week, and hearing about your upcoming retirement. I’ve literally enjoyed every opportunity we’ve had to work together; you’re such a great person. I know you’ve worked hard to earn this retirement, and I’m hopeful you enjoy each day of it!

    - Jason Townsend, Cincinnati Insurance Company

  • Bill and I wish you many happy years of retirement bliss. Enjoy traveling, fishing, hunting and relaxing. We hope you find your way back home often.

    - Bill and Paula Cox, Friend

  • Bill,

    I’m so glad I got to see you and hear of your retirement in person. I will miss working with you very much, but am so happy for your upcoming retirement. Will certainly wave as we drive through Jackson on our way back “home” to Arkansas. I wish you the best.


    - Tam M Jaramillo, Zoo Knoxville

  • Bill,
    It has been a pleasure to work with you over the past few years, congratulations on the retirement I wish you all the best!

    - Matthew Terry, Great American Insurance

  • Bill, Congratulations on your well deserved retirement and 7 day weekends!

    - Dan Schilling, Selective Insurance

  • Bill, I’m so grateful to work with you over the past ten years. You have taken such great care of us and always given us your best. Your retirement is richly deserved and I hope you enjoy every moment of it.

    Many blessings to you and your family!

    - Daniel Watson, The Restoration House

  • hey there! congratulations to u! now u have to get a tractor and build a shop to stay out of kelly’s hair! lol! LOVE U MUCH!

    - Traci, rowland company

  • Congrats on your retirement Beel & Kelly! Our next trip together may have to be a little closer to home, but we look forward to seeing you guys sometime soon!

    - Bob & Raquel Paulus, Peterson McGregor

  • Thanks for all the years of your service to our business. Not many agents will go to the accident scene to see if they can help. Hope you get to enjoy the outdoors more now that you are retiring. Take care.

    - Bill Walker, Reeder Chevrolet and R&S

  • Cuz, congrats!!! Enjoy your retirement !! Hope we can see you soon! Miss you!!! Let me know when you will
    Be in Arkansas. I know auntie will love to see you and get her hug. Stay well!
    Love you bunches!!

    - PAula, Self

  • CONGRATULATIONS on a wonderful career and your retirement! Wishing you all the best in your endeavors.

    - Jim and Beverly Nobles, Retired!

  • Congratulations! You are going to love retirement! You will find that you will be so busy, you don’t know how you had time to work! Enjoy every moment of your retirement!?

    - Gary & Cindy Bailey, SBC Life Group

  • Hey retirement is fun. Everyday is a Saturday. Enjoy!!!

    - Scott Rowland, Retired consulting forester

  • Bill,

    Congratulations on your pending retirement! We at White Realty sure appreciate all the great years of service you have given us. We wish you all the best in the coming years!

    All the best,

    Jerry and the crew at White Realty & CCSE

    - Jerry Bodie, White Realty

  • I’m so happy for you and this next chapter of life. I’m looking forward to many more crossings of the Tennessee/Arkansas border.
    Many blessings for a happy retirement.
    Love you, Karen

    - Karen, Favorite Sister

  • Congratulations on a successful career of not only serving clients as a trusted insurance agent, but also being a shining example of the caring hand of Jesus. I know MANY have benefitted greatly via an association with you… myself included. See you at the farm….

    - John Carroll, Bro In Law LLC

  • Hi Bill,

    Thanks for your generosity of time, your honesty, and always making me feel welcome over the past several years of getting to know you through visits to the agency and many lunches together. I wish you the best in a happy and relaxing retirement!

    James Manning

    - James Manning, CNA Insurance

  • Bill: it has been great working with you over the past 10+ years. We will miss you. You are a very special, solid person and we at Terminus Real Estate wish you a happy, healthy future.

    - leigh burch, Terminus Real Estate

  • It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and Kelly. I wish you happiness and love as your start your new adventure! God bless and keep you always! ❤️?

    - Pat Wright, Helton Transportation Services

  • Bill,

    It has been a pleasure working with you over the last few months. You bring joy and laughter to work and make it enjoyable. I wish you the best in your retirement and don’t be a stranger.

    Lauren McInturff

    - Lauren McInturff, Cincinnati Insurance Company

  • Well, I listed all my companies since I have known you that long. Congrats on a career well played. You are a man of class and character and I a better person having worked with you. All the best. I know you’ll enjoy.

    - Fred, Westfield/Travelers/Aetna

  • Bill, What a blessing and pleasure it has been to work with you on various clients through the years. My work with you regarding Second Presbyterian Church was the most intensive insurance, but you always did a great job with graciousness and humor. I hope your retirement is full of fun, laughter, good health and family.

    - Marianne Nichols, RHP CPA PC

  • Bill,
    Congratulations and best wishes on your retirement! I’ve enjoyed working with you over the last 10 years.

    - Holly Letson, Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters

  • Best Wishes and God’s Blessings on you and your family.

    - Paulette Bailey, CNA Insurance

  • Bill – Congratulations on your retirement. You will be very missed. I very much appreciate all of the great service and outstanding advice on the projects and properties that I have been involved with over the years. I hope that you have a great time in retirement, particularly with family, and that you continue to find ways to provide the outstanding value you bring to areas of passion. God bless!

    - J Laurens Tullock, Tullock Consulting LLC

  • Bill-
    You have been awesome to work with! Best to you and family- enjoy your retirement!

    - Benton Bryan, John H. Daniel

  • Bill, wishing you a long, healthy, and happy retirement! Congratulations, now the fun begins!

    - Drew Roberts, ENCOVA Insurance

  • Bill,
    Although we have worked with each other for only a short time, I appreciate your hard work and dedication to the agency and your customers. Being an advocate for those you serve is the reason we get into this business and I hope you enjoyed your self along the way. I wish you and your family much happiness and I know that God has much more planned for you in this new time of your life. Take Care, Scott Lavendol

    - Scott Lavendol, CNA

  • Bill: Just a quick note to congratulate you on your retirement! Very well deserved. It has been a pleasure working with you these past 5 years that I have been at Accident Fund and working with you! You are a true professional in the business and will be missed! I hope the mexican restaurant down the street has been made aware of this so they can adjust their sales projections and adjust accordingly! Enjoy my friend! Tim Manring

    - Tim Manring, Accident Fund

  • Bill,
    Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for all your help over the years for me and Summit. It’s been a pleasure to work with you and you’ve earned a very enjoyable retirement. I’m envious and happy for you.


    - Jeff Tuck, Summit Medical Group

  • Many, many blessings to you on your retirement!

    - John Tolar, United Elevator Services

  • Bill –

    I hope you have a great retirement. The ducks don’t have a chance now that you are a full time duck hunter! LOL



  • Congratulations Bill!

    It has been a pleasure working with you over the past few years. I am glad you finally get a break from Andy….haha! I hope your retirement is everything you want it to be and more.

    Cheers to you!


    - Karen Walker, The Trust Company of Tennessee

  • Congratulations Bill! I am striving to join you!! I hope you enjoy a safe and wonderful retirement.

    - Ada M Shannon, Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc (SCHAS)

  • Congratulations Bill on a much deserved retirement. It has been a real pleasure to work with you over the last 25 years or so, you have always been there anytime we had questions, so much so, that I still remember your direct phone number. Please stay in touch, maybe meetup for some dinner in Knoxville sometime.
    All the best of luck and happiness to you.


    Joe Harper

    - Joe Harper, Harper Enterprises LLC

  • Bill – It has been a real pleasure to work with you over the years. You are an amazing person and I wish you the best and hope you enjoy your new adventure – Retirement!!!

    - Shelly Lynn, Precision Millwrights & Consultants, Inc

  • Congratulations Bill on your well deserved retirement ! Its been an absolute pleasure working with you over these many years. You were a trusted partner and I will miss our yearly meetings. Blessings and GO HOGS !


  • Bill,
    We will miss working with you. Thank you again for always giving us your support. Hope your retirement is filled with wonderful health, fun, love and laughter!

    - Sheila Poling, Southern Glass Company

  • Bill, I have very much enjoyed working with you the past several years. I think the world of you and I wish you and Kelly all the best in your new endeavors!! I just hope we all don’t starve to death when you leave!! Enjoy!!!!!!

    - Kim Newcomb, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • I’m going to miss you, Bill! I wish you the best in retirement. When you get bored, you better come visit wearing the hat I gifted you!

    - Amanda Rippons, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • Best Wishes Bill in your new venture–Retirement! I sure will miss you
    as you have been my go to person at Shafer for several years!

    - Deena Rene Dick, Shafer Insurance Agency Inc.

  • Bill,

    It was really great to work with you for the last 2 years. I wish you much happiness in your retirement and I sure do hope you drop by from time to time to let us see your smiling face!

    - Sue Hill, Shafer Insurance Agency, Inc

  • You have always been a pleasure to work with and I know everyone here will miss you! Hope you have lots of time to explore new projects and adventures.
    All the best to you!

    - Juanita Long, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • Hope you enjoy retirement and will miss our daily lunch appointments – has been great working with you over the years and wish you and Kelly the very best for this new chapter in your lives.

    - Mike Compton, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • Bill …. It has been a real pleasure! Thank you for your sweet spirit, the many laughs and, certainly not least, the fabulous cooking …. pastries, bar-be-que, salsa, and so much more! You will certainly be missed! I wish only the best for you and Kelly …. may you spend countless hours with grandkids and experience nothing but stress-free days (.. and now you can forget everything you know about insurance!!!)

    - Lisa Robinette, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • Bill – Congrats on your retirement! It has been wonderful being able to work with you for all these years. I hope you have a wonderful time! We will all definitely miss you!!

    - Christina Addington, Shafer Insurance

  • Bill – The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does! LOL! It has been a pleasure to have met and worked with you all these years. I wish you the best! Have nothing but fun!

    - Donna Wilson, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • Bill – Thank you for all of your contributions to Shafer. Enjoy your Retirement!

    - Erin Brood, Shafer Insurance Agency

  • I am so excited for you as you enter this new phase. I wish you and your family the best, and hope you enjoy your new adventure!

    God Bless

    - Cindy Matlock, Shafer Insurance

  • Wishing you the best as you move into your new fun phase of life! I will miss you dearly (especially cooking discussions), but know you will have so much fun hunting, finding a new church home, and spending extra time with Kelly. May the Lord bless this time together for you both.

    - Traci Taylor, Shafer Insurance Agency