David Ray Rowe, 75, Crane, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at home of natural causes. David was born in Wellington, on June 8, 1938, to parents Raymond Robert Rowe and Minnie Alice Jackson Rowe.
He married Carol Sue Caldwell April 16, 1960, in Miami, Okla. His service life in the Air Force included duty stations in England, Vietnam, Newfoundland, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. He retired from the U.S. Air Force at the rank of Master Sergeant, 1976. He later attended Allen Community College and received an associates degree in business. David resided in Iola, Galena, Mo., and Crane, Mo., after retirement. He enjoyed fishing, reading and metal detecting. He also was employed numerous times after retirement including John Deere (Iola), Wolf Creek Nuclear Project (Burlington), Silver Dollar City and Fasco in Ozark, Mo.
He is survived by a daughter, Cathy Rowe, Nixa, Mo., and a son, Joseph Rowe, Mukilteo, Wash. Surviving siblings include Carol Troll, Marty Reida, Norma Collins, Judy Sloan and Larry May. Extended family includes numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Carol Sue Rowe in April, 2013.
Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, at Highland Cemetery in Iola with military honors.
Memorial choices include Hospice Compassus or American Red Cross and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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