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Obituaries

November 10, 2012

Robert A. Rowe

NORMAN — Robert A. Rowe, 82, of Norman died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Norman.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Eastland Hills Baptist Church in Choctaw. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Norman.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Primrose Funeral Service. Arrangments are by Primrose Funeral Service

Mr. Rowe was born July 13, 1930, in Oxford, Kan., to Raymond and Minnie (Jackson) Rowe. He was the oldest of 11 children. He graduated high school and joined the Air Force and spent the next 30 years in the service and retired as a chief master sergeant.

He married the love of his life, Annie L. Rowe, on May 10, 1952, in Ashiya, Japan. They moved around the world together and had five children. After moving to many different places, they were transferred to Tinker Air Force Base and have lived in Norman since 1972. He served our country in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Mr. Rowe loved to go fishing. He had a knack for metal detecting. He loved to garden and especially grow tomatoes. He was a Master Mason. He was a KCCH Scottish Rite Mason. He was a past Master of the Tecumseh Lodge 69. Longtime member of Hilltop Baptist Church. Mr. Rowe loved to volunteer and to help others.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years, Annie L. Rowe; a daughter, Patricia Alice Rowe; granddaughter, Lyndse Nicole Rakestraw; three sisters; and one brother.

He is survived by his son, Robert L. Rowe and his wife Shin; daughter, Lori A. Smith and her husband David; son, Richard A. Rowe and his wife Connie; daughter Donna K. Rakestraw and husband Dan; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers; and four sisters.

To leave condolences, please visit www.primrosefuneralservice.com.

Norman Transcript, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

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