Walter Scott Rowe

September 25, 1951February 13, 2021

Walter Scott Rowe passed away Feb 13th from a sudden illness.

His friends and family referred to him as Walt or “Skid”. He was loved by many and was a great storyteller. He was born at Lakehurst Naval air station in 1951. He was the son of deceased Herbert Reginald Rowe and Eleanor Mildred Rowe in Toms River, New Jersey.

He graduated from TRHS and went on to gain his BA and MBA at the University Of Oklahoma. Walter worked in a number of Business careers involving real estate until he became a professional independent realtor and investor. He specialized in bank owned short sales and found this to be his forte. He also consulted for several communication companies.

Walt treasured his wife and his family. He loved to mow his own 10 acres and was quite able at growing apricots, which he preserved for the winters. He enjoyed traveling back to his home in New Jersey to visit his parents and siblings where he fished and hunted for soft shell crabs.

He played softball and allowed the local teams & children to play soccer on his field. Walt was loved and adored by his family and will be affectionately missed. He is survived by his wife Shirley, and his 3 children Montana, BilliJean, and LeAnn. He was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Richard Rowe 3 weeks earlier. His remaining siblings are Alice Bonder of Randolph, NJ and Timothy K. Rowe of Sneads Ferry, NC.


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Mary Belkham

February 23, 2021

We bought our first house in 1990 with Walt’s help. We all have remained friends since that time.
Walt wasn’t one to hoard knowledge and he shared it freely with Vince, my husband.
What Vince didn’t know, Walt helped him to learn.
He truly was a good friend that shared his knowledge to help his friends. He may be gone but his writings and memories live on forever in our hearts and the internet.
Walt was a amateur writer so check out “Stupidman” next time you’re surfing. With a heavy heart I say see later friend.

Billiejean Rowe

February 20, 2021

Dad...what people were still calling you "Skid"?!

I don't know what to say. I know we were not very close for the most part, but you're my father, and thus always played a significant role in my life, more than you may have realized. Feels like everything makes me think of you now, and I'm still in disbelief that you are really gone forever. There is so much I want to say to you, but I don't think I want to just bare my soul since these things are public. I just want to say that I love you and I miss you.

Sherry Stetson

February 20, 2021

We met Walt in 2007, he was the listing agent on the home we bought. He was kind to our family, bringing the boys $2 bills and us fruit trees for our yard. I will miss our talks. Shirley, our prayers are with you.

Scott Stein

February 20, 2021

I enjoyed playing softball and flag football with Walt! He will be missed for sure!