ENID, Okla. — Robert Rae “Bob” Rowe, 57, died Sept. 7 at his home in Enid, Okla. He was born May 15, 1955 in Winfield, the son of Billie Rae and Patricia Joan (Sumner) Rowe. On July 20, 1974, he married Charlotte Rathbun in Great Bend. An Enid, Okla. resident since 2006, coming from Great Bend, he was the owner and operator of Rowe Wireline Service from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, he sold the business to Pioneer Energy, where he was district manager. He was a devoted, loving husband, dad, papa, brother and uncle. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and cars. He was a dependable, honorable, kind-hearted man.
Mr. Rowe was a part of the First Southern Baptist Church family in Great Bend. He was a member of the Oakwood Country Club and Oilman’s Club, both of Enid, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Rowe of the home; a daughter, Misti Schmidt and her husband Monte of Enid, Okla; a son, Robert “Bobby” Rowe and his wife Danielle of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Bill Rowe and his wife Brenda of Wichita and Greg Rowe and his wife Jo of Great Bend; a sister, Kris Smolik and her husband Ken of Great Bend; five grandchildren, Ashton Schmidt, Cassidie Schmidt, Dalton Rae Rowe, Brooke Rowe and Katelyn Rowe. He was preceded in passing by his parents.
A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at First Southern Baptist Church in Great Bend with the Reverend Dr. Doyle Smith officiating. Interment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Southern Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Sept. 12, 2012