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Shreveport, LA- Funeral services celebrating the life of John Michael Rowe, 64, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in the chapel of Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. Officiating will be Dr. B.J. Maddox of Rose Park Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home.
John was born on October 28, 1948 in Shreveport, LA and passed away on March 29, 2013. Mr. Rowe served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines for 7 years and then in the U.S. Navy for 14 years until his retirement at the rank of Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class. Throughout his military career among the most notable medals and accolades he received were the Navy Achievement Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal and the Southwest Asia Service Medal. He was a member of the Queensboro Masonic Lodge # 418. John enjoyed gardening and was currently employed at Home Depot as a sales associate in the garden center. Mr. Rowe was a member of Rose Park Baptist Church where he loved working with the single's group. Most importantly John was a very loving and devoted husband and Christian.
Preceding Mr. Rowe in death was his mother, Mary Grace Rowe.
Left to cherish beautiful memories of John are his wife of 7 years, Jeanine; daughter, Amber Burkholder; stepchildren, Allison Lis and husband James, James Johnson, Jacob Johnson and Amber; one sister, Fran Stephens; one brother, Ken Rowe; nephews, Stewart Stephens, Stacy Stephens and Scott Stephens. John is also survived by his 8 grandchildren, Makayla, Dylan, Christopher, Devin, Owen, James Henry, Chase and Collin, who lovingly knew him as, "Mr. Jimmy John" and numerous other relatives and close friends.
Honoring Mr. Rowe as pallbearers will be: David Langford, Dan Goodwin, Randy Collette, Don Whitfield, James Starling and Jay Duke. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Queensboro Masonic Lodge #418.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the VA Medical Center, especially the cardiac physicians and nursing staff for all the care and compassion shown to Mr. Rowe.
You may offer condolences, sign the on-line guest book, and read the entire biography by visiting www.centuriesmemorialfh.com.
Published in Shreveport Times on Apr. 1, 2013