OBITUARY

Mr. John Michael Rowe

Born October 28, 1948

John Michael Rowe 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.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2013
REMEMBERING

Mr. John Michael Rowe

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April 4, 2013

I knew Mike for years through Fran, my sister (in-law). I only saw him occasionally at Home Depot the last time being a few weeks ago. As usual, he was friendly with a big warm smile & a handshake. I am sorry for your loss.
Genie Stephens Carter

April 3, 2013

My heart is heavy at the news of his passing... only knew him briefly, but was so moved by his kind spirit. I'm truly sorry for your loss.

April 2, 2013

Jeanine & Family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you today and forever. I pray that God gives you and your family strength to endure.
Love, Mrs. Marie Hudson, Shreveport, LA

Tina Helmick

April 2, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

PHYLLIS SAN ANGELO

April 2, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the homecoming of your dear angel. we love you and you and your family are in our prayers.
love to all
phyllis

Brenda B. Strange

April 2, 2013

Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

Kristi Kirkpatrick

April 2, 2013

Pete and Jeanine,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you be blessed with the strength, peace, and comfort for today and the days ahead. Peace that surpasses all understanding.
In loving memory,
Kristi Kirkpatrick

The Bristers

April 2, 2013

Our hearts and prayers are with you. Trusting God to sustain and comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Veronica Glover

April 2, 2013

Jeanine you and your family are in my prayers.

Tina Wynes

April 2, 2013

Jeanine, I am so sorry for your loss. Jacob, I am so sorry for your loss also. John was loved so much at The Home Depot. He always had words of wisdom for everyone. He was loved, may god give you strength and comfort.