Charlie Lee Rowe

Published 12:03 am Sunday, February 23, 2014

Charlie Lee Rowe

Oct. 11, 1935 – Feb. 20, 2014


Charlie Lee Rowe, age 78, a resident of Pine Ln., Washington, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at his home. There will be a graveside celebration of his life with military honors at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Rowe Family Cemetery, Blounts Creek, officiated by Thomas Lee, Stephen Rowe and Robert Worthington. Special music will be provided by Debra Rowe, Jennifer Rowe and Amber Davis. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Washington 15th St. Church of God and other times at the home.

Charlie was born Oct. 11, 1935, in Blounts Creek, son of the late Charlie Matthew and Malissa Jones Rowe. He served his country in the US Army and was a retired Civil Service employee at MCAS Cherry Point. Charlie was married to the former Esther Morris, who survives. In his spare time, Charlie enjoyed working on antique tractors or loved refurbishing anything mechanical. He was a jack-of-all-trades and a genius of a backyard engineer.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Stephen L. (Steve) Rowe and wife Debra of Delta, CO; his daughter, Elizabeth Rowe Conran and husband Terry of Farmville; his grandchildren, Jennifer Hope Rowe of Delta, CO, Amber R. Davis of San Diego, Calif., Hannah Elizabeth Conran of Farmville, and Justin Laird Conran of Raleigh; and his great-granddaughter, Addalyn Aurora Davis of San Diego, Calif.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Earl Ray Rowe, Ab M. (Dick) Rowe and Jesse Rowe; and his sisters, Lola Galloway, Amanda R. Chancey and Ada R. Jones.

Flowers will be welcomed and appreciated or memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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