Michael Edward Rowe
February 20, 1948 – April 4, 2021
Michael Edward Rowe went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2021. He passed suddenly after just moving to Middleburg, Florida from Chino Valley, Arizona.
Mike loved God and his country. He was a proud Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam conflict. His lifelong career as a professional truck driver took him to all 49 continental states and many Canadian provinces. He drove over a million miles without incident and delighted in every new road.
Mike is survived by his wife of 44 years, Corinna; his son David and daughter in law Julie; and many extended family and friends.
A graveside service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be sent to "Operation Heal our Patriots, 031960" at https://samaritanspurse.org/donation-items/operation-heal-our-patriots/
HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Road, Middleburg, FL 32068 is serving the family.
- Mike is survived by his wife of 44 years, Corinna; his son David and daughter in law Julie; and many extended family and friends.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Jacksonville National Cemetery
Michael Edward Rowe
April 15, 2021
When I will think of times spent with Mike, I will always remember his quiet, gentle, giving spirit. He was kind and humble, and always willing to give me and my mom a hand with our phones. He researched the best price deal for them and took time to teach us how to use them! As a geologist, I was greatly impressed in his lapidary skills and knowledge of gems. I was also included in a trip with him and Corinna and their gem and mineral club for an outing to look at petroglyphs in the Prescott Forest, which was a lovely and a much-needed outing that I genuinely enjoyed. I also am reminded of him whenever I roast garlic cloves and eat brie cheese, which he and Corinna treated me to on my birthday 4 years ago and then later gave me a roaster and the recipe so I could prepare them at home. Mike was a man of few words during our bible studies, but when he did speak, his words were inquiring and wise. The verse from Isaiah 30:15 “In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” is truly fitting for him and how I perceived him. He was a man with a heart for the Lord and blessed to go home so quickly on the day we were celebrating Easter. I was truly blessed by God who put Mike on my path and shall look forward to that day when we all are together again in heaven, oh what a glorious day it shall be! Wendy
Mike- He had a smile that was joyous and friendly to everyone and a sense of humor which made me and others smile. His love for the outdoors, hiking and hunting for gems was his appreciation of God’s beautiful rocks, hills and mountains. He had a peaceful spirit which reflected the favor of God. Ellie