Phillip Rowe

Phillip Rowe

Phillip Rowe passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at home. Phillip was born August 23, 1926 in Kalamazoo to Eby and Viola (Phelps) Rowe. He was lovingly known as “Charlie”, “Uncle Charlie” and “Chuckles”. He loved people by visiting with neighbors and friends and having company. Phillip enjoyed being busy helping people do chores and odd jobs. He liked country music, polkas and strumming of his guitar, playing baseball and basketball and loved tractor rides.

Surviving are his sister Virginia; 4 nieces and 4 nephews; many great nieces, nephews and cousins; especially a special great niece Melissa; his buddies, Marlin, Wilson, Quinton and Tim. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Margaret and brother Robert. Cremation has taken place. A private Family Graveside Service will take place at Hamilton Cemetery in Decatur at a later time. Contributions in memory of Phillip may be made to Reverence Borgess Hospice in Kalamazoo.

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  1. Brian and Shelly Chapman says:

    It was an honor to know this one of a kind man. He was gentle, kind and caring to all. Always had a hug or hand shake for you. Now you are up there with the ones you miss catching up on old times. We’ll see you again “chuckles” love and miss you.

  2. Gary & Deidre Brown says:

    Charlie was always a good helper on the Browns farm, he helped out all the time and all he wanted was a can of pop for his effort’s. You will be missed by many but are in a much better place, you can see dad and mom and Don, and Doug. Thanks to Virginia for taking such good care of him for all these past years, may God Bless.

  3. Bonnie Mott Ketchum says:

    Dear Virginia and Family,
    Being such close neighbors Phil was a big part of our lives as we grew up. His gentleness and sweetness will always be fondly remembered. I’m sorry for your loss, it’s so hard to lose our family.
    You are in my thoughts and memories.

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