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Maxie Rowe, Adair County, KY, (1943-2012)

He was highly admired for his strength of character, his courage meeting life's realities head-on, his accommodating way, his optimism and the encouragement he offered others. Mr. Rowe was a member of the Sparksville Baptist Church and a former Cumberland County Deputy Sheriff. He was a longtime, very entrepreneurial businessman. He was owner of Max Ro Records and Tapes, and Dollar A Day Video. He was a former drag racer and show promoter for the National Hot Rod Association throughout America. His wife, Diane Rowe, survives. He leaves 10 direct living descendants and four lifelong friends. A host of others cherish acquaintance with him and treasure the lasting impression this unforgettable Adair Countian made. A road, long the main business street in his native Sparksville, KY, was recently renamed Maxie Lane in his honor.

Maxie Rowe, age 69 years of Sparksville, KY passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, KY after a short battle with leukemia.

There will be a celebration of the life of Maxie Rowe on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12pm noon CT, at the Sparksville Baptist Church, 9401 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY (Sparksville Community), with Bro. Lonny Karnes and Bro. Darrell Landis. The family requests visitation after 9amCT, Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Sparksville Baptist Church, with interment in the Sparksville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Maxie Rowe, Adair County, KY, (1943-2012)

He was born Saturday, July 17, 1943 in the Sparksville Community of Adair County, KY. He was the the son of the late Edd and Lorine Murphy Rowe. He died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, KY, at the age of 69 years, 4 months, and 10 days.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Rowe of Sparksville, KY, Kentucky, and the following:
  • Two sons: Max Thomas Rowe and wife Karen of Center, KY; and Preston "PJ" Rowe and wife Rachel of Columbia, KY.

  • One sister: Corrine Petty of Shepherdsville, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Chastity Fields, Morgan Fields, Chelsea Fields, Jadyn Rowe, Summer Rowe, and Mason Rowe

  • Two great grandchildren: Lee Walls and Samuel Harper
  • Four lifelong friends: Johnny Tarter; Jr. Walker; Jimmy Reliford; and Richard Moore.

    He was preceded in death by two brothers; Randall Dee Rowe and Lonnie Rowe in infancy.

    Maxie Rowe was a member of the Sparksville Baptist Church, a former Cumberland County Deputy Sheriff. He was a longtime business man, He was owner of Max Ro Records and Tapes, Dollar A Day Video, and was a former drag racer and show promoter for the National Hot Rod Association throughout America.

    Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the family toward funeral expenses.

    Send a condolence to the family of Max Rowe

    Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements

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