Rowe, John Frank (2008)

Obituary of John Frank Rowe ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

John Frank Rowe, 69, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, October 5, 2008 at McDowell Hospital. Born in Mitchell County, NC to the late Robert Anderson Rowe and Etta Hoilman Rowe, he was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Baxter Health Care. Mr. Rowe loved the Lord. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by three brothers, Ray Conley, J.C. Conley and Albert Rowe; and one sister, Verda Lee Hollifield.

Surviving are his wife Betty Rowe of the home; two sons, Rodney Rowe and wife April and Randy Rowe and wife Crystal; one daughter Kandra R. Mooney and husband Guy; one step-son Jeremy Roper and wife Carrie; one step-daughter Brandy Nix and husband Shannon; two brothers, George Rowe and wife Sue of Marion and Charlie Rowe and wife Betty of Bakersville; and three grandchildren, Ethan Rowe, Kennedy Roper and Grace Mooney.

Services were held at 8:00 PM on Tuesday October 7, 2008 in McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry McClain and Rev. Marvin Miller officiating. The family received friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial was at 11:00 AM on Wednesday October 8, 2008 at McDowell Memorial Park with Rev. Bruce Ward officiating. Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday October 8, 2008 Volume 14 # 40