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Obituary: Bobby (Bob) Bruce Rowe, 78, Somerset, KY

Mr. Rowe was a native of Cumberland Co., KY, with relatives in Adair Co., KY. He was a veteran of the Korean War and will also be remembered for his wonderful photographs for Somernite

Bobby "Bob" Bruce Rowe, Somerset, KY, died Saturday, October 17, 2009, at his residence.

A memorial for Mr. Rowe wil be Tuesday, October 20, 2009, from 6-9pmET/5-8pmCT at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset, KY and on Wednesday, from 11am-12:30pmET. A graveside service will be Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at 1:30pmET/12:30pmCT at Mill Springs National Cemetery, 9044 W. Highway 80, Nancy, KY with Bro. Don Coggins offficiating. The American Legion Post No. 38 will conduct full military honors.

Bobby "Bob" Bruce Rowe (1931-2009)

He was born June 25, 1931, in Cumberland Co., KY, the son of the late William T. And Roxie Shelley Rowe and died Saturday, October 17, 2009 at his home in Somerset, KY, at the age of 78 years, 2 months, and 22 days.

He was a retied mechanic for General Electric and a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.. He was a photographer for the Somernite Cruiser and a car enthusiast.

Survivors include the following:
  • Four sons and daughters in law: David and Pam Rowe, St. Louis, MO; randy and Michella Rowe, Somerset, KY; Michael and Dot Rowe, Somerset, KY; and Gary and Kristi Rowe, Science Hill, KY.

  • Two daughters: Paulette Large, Somerset, KY; and Michelle and husband Mike Stricker, Austin, TX

  • One sister and brother in law: Pat and Jack Smith, Columbia, KY

  • And 13 grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy by be made to the Somernite Cruise or the American Cancer Society.

This obituary information is a courtesy of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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