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Mr. Donald Neil “Don” Rowe, age 83, of Newnan, passed away June 24, 2019.
Mr. Rowe was born October 13, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Neil and Ruth Rowe. Mr. Rowe was raised in Cleveland and graduated from Euclid High School in 1953. He was wed to Mrs. Nancy Rowe in 1978 and the couple moved to Tucson, AZ for a brief time. They settled in Cape Coral, FL where they happily lived until Nancy’s passing in 2008. Mr. Rowe spent the last 11 years of his life alongside his sister, Dawn, in Newnan, GA.
Mr. Rowe spent more than 20 years in the real estate industry. He had a passion for baseball and was a loyal fan of the Cleveland Indians. For many years he worked at the spring training facility in Florida to get closer to the baseball action. Mr. Rowe was a collector of watches, crystal and trinkets. He was known to take long trips just to find a new collectible. He was also a painter. He enjoyed creating paintings and gifting his artwork to friends and family.
A detailed storyteller, Mr. Rowe will be remembered for his imaginative and perhaps creative stories. He was kind, generous and a bit quirky. He loved dogs, particularly large breeds. He was a true man’s man. Mr. Rowe was the rock of his family. He was a loving father, brother and Grandpa.
Along with his parents, Mr. Rowe was preceded in death by his beloved wife: Nancy Rowe; loyal canine companion: Cricket. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Sandra Rowe of Mentor, OH; daughter: Linda McNabb of Jacksonville, FL; stepsons: Tim Edwards, John Edwards and his wife Diane, all of Fort Myers, FL; grandchildren: Ryan, Katelyn, Nicole (Justin), Matthew, Clayton and Mary; great-granddaughter: Addison; sister: Dawn Smith of Newnan, GA; nephews: Donald Sherry of Atlanta and Daniel Sherry of Florida.
Memorial donations may be made in honor of Mr. Rowe’s life to American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com. The Rowe family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville.
Please accept my sincere condolences. God knows the pain that comes when we lose a loved one, that is why God describes death as an enemy that he yearns to do away with (1 Corinthians 15:26). Our dear loved ones who are resting in death will soon be awakened and reunited with us (Isaiah 26:19). Hold on firmly to this beautiful hope, and may the wonderful memories fill your mind and heart.
Rich n Debi says
Linda, debi n I are sorry for your loss. Don was a great man and we had much love and respect for him. We know how much he loved his family, and will be missed dearly. Always know we are here if you need anythin, love n miss you bunches. xoxo
Cheryl D Smith says
It all started about a year ago, Cricket was hospitalized, she had been since April 8, 2019. Cricket was diagnosed with Pancreatitis, she remained at the local vet until Saturday. She came home for the night on Friday.She was still on an IV and a tube in her nose. She sleep in the chair with my brother, my brother didn’t sleep that night, he just loved on his baby dog. The follow morning she went back to the hospital, that evening she was transported to Auburn University, her doctor, Dr. Julie Baker, personally took her. Cricket continued to decline, on Monday April 19, 2019, Precious Cricket could not get better, she went to Rainbow Bridge to wait for her daddy, my brother. My brother’s heart was broken. He never recovered from her loss, he lost his will to go on. On Monday June 24, 2019 Donnie reunited with his baby dog. They are with God in his love and light at peace one with the other. I love you Donnie and miss you and Cricket more then words can express. You are always in my heart.
My thoughts and love are with you. I know you are at peace precious brother of mine. You’re here with me in my heart. I wish I could share just one more day with you one more hour. I miss you so much
Thoughts of you fill my heart
so often. My comfort is knowing you art at peace with God, Jesus and loved ones. It’s just me and Lilly now. I have many memories
of happy times with you. You were a good brother. I’ll always love you. See you when I see you.
Cheryl Smith says
You are I’m my thoughts today and every day, missing you and Loving you.
You, Jake and John are on the wall of honor. John is holding the fort. Wishing I could press the button and here you say, “yes, what is it’s” we had our own language didn’t be we. I’d love to make you a Minnie’s marvelous delight. Love you my brother.
Thinking of you on this rainy
day. Nanny and mom would say. rain, rain go away come
back another day. Lonely for you, missing you so much. It’s been 1 year and 84 day since you left, some days like today it feels like yesterday.
I love you, forever.
Still on my mind and in my heart. Most thought of you are remembering your life.
I miss you and still wish you were here. I miss baby dog Cricket too, I pray you are together. One year,one hundred and two ago you left, it still seems like just a few days ago. The candle still lite on your wall, I come to see you everyday… we are still together in my heart, I love brother always.
Sweet brother, as the day come closer to your Birthday I think of you many times a day. I wish you were here to celebrate. We would have apple crisp apple pie and all the apple stuff you could ever want with a basket full of cheese danish. I would give you the biggest hug ever…..if only you could be here with me. Miss you so much and love you with all my heart. Rest in peace, all is well.
Sweet brother, as the day come closer to your Birthday I think of you many times a day. I wish you were here to celebrate. We would have apple crisp apple pie and all the apple stuff to could ever want with a basket full of cheese danish. I would give you the biggest hug ever…..if only you could be here with me. Miss you so much and love you with all my heart. Rest in peace, all is well.
Dawn Sherry says
Still missing you and thinking of you and Cricket.
Lilly is waiting for me at Rainbow Bridge. Life is so different without the three of you. I love you all much.
Dawn Smith says
My precious brother, My thoughts and my love are with you. The time we had together was a blessing, I wish we could do it all again.
The pain in my heart of losing you has soften , replaced with loving memories and smiles. I miss you, I know we will be together again someday.