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John Vernon Rowe Jr.

September 19, 1970 — May 18, 2017

ARMY SSGT (RETIRED) JOHN VERNON ROWE JR., 46, OF DEER LODGE, TN, WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD TRAGICALLY AND UNEXPECTEDLY ON MAY 18TH, 2017. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER, JOHN VERNON ROWE SR., BROTHERS, EDWARD WELLS AND CARL SWIGER, AND BABY BOY ROWE AND TWO BABY GIRLS ROWE. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING WIFE, LARYSSA ROWE OF DEER LODGE, TN; CHILDREN JOHN WOOD, TREVOR, KATLYN, AUTUMN, ANTHONY (ROWE-ROWE), CHARLIE (BUCKET), JAMES CLYDE (SHRIMP), & ROSE ROWE (THE BABY), OLDER CHILDREN MARTY ROWE OF GA, JOHNATHAN MICHAEL, CARLTON & DALLAS OF WAPOL ISLAND, ONTARIO CANADA; MOTHER, MARLENE WELLS OF DEER LODGE, TN. ALSO SURVIVING ARE HOST OF OTHER FAMILY TOO MANY TO NAME. JOHN JOINED THE ARMY AT AGE 18, MOVING UP THE RANKS AND BECOMING AN ARMY RANGER, FIELD MEDIC & COMBAT INSTRUCTOR TO NAME A FEW, SACRIFICING IT ALL BY SERVING IN DESERT STORM, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, OPERATION IRAQI ENDURANCE & MOST RECENTLY AFGHANISTAN WHERE INJURIES ENDED HIS CAREER IN THE MILITARY AND LAUNCHED HIM INTO THE FIRE SERVICE WHERE HE SERVED ON OAKDALE VFD AND WAS CURRENTLY ON THE DEER LODGE VFD WHERE HE WAS THE FORMER ASSIST CHIEF. HE LOVED HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN MORE THAN ANYTHING, SAME WITH THOSE HE CHOSE TO BE IN HIS FAMILY. JOHN NEVER MET A STRANGER AND WAS SOMEONE WHO WAS LARGER THAN LIFE LEAVING AN IMPACT ON ANYONE HE MET. ALTHOUGH HE LIVED A SHORT LIFE, HE LOVED MANY AND LOVED WELL. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS ON SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017 FROM 4 TO 6 PM SCHUBERT FUNERAL HOME, WARTBURG,TN. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL FOLLOW AT 6 PM WITH BRO. TRACY LANKFORD OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017 IN THE LANE CEMETERY, DOVER, ARKANSAS, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RUSSELLVILLE FAMILY FUNERAL. GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE 10AM, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017 IN LANE CEMETERY, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RUSSELLVILLE FAMILY FUNERAL. MILITARY HONORS WILL BE PROVIDED BY VFW, ROGERS-RYE POST 2283 OF RUSSELLVILLE. GUESTBOOK AND OBITUARY ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.RUSSELLVILLEFAMILYFUNERAL.COM.

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