Burgess Rowe, Sr. of Wayne

Burgess Rowe, Sr., 83, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born March 11, 1928 in Wayne, West Virginia, a son of the late Andrew Rowe and Minnie Marshall Rowe. His son, Gary Rowe also preceded him in death, along with two brothers, James Rowe and Bobby Rowe and sisters, Mary Alice Harless and Lucille Marshall. He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Mary Rowe; five children, Glen Rowe of Wayne, Christine Rowe of Huntington, Jerry Rowe, Betty Jo Adams, and Burgess Rowe, Jr., all also of Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sean, and the other nurses and staff at St. Mary’s for their care and support. Services were conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Marcum officiating. Burial followed in the Copley Family Cemetery at Joel’s Branch. Friends called one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.