Charles Clinton "Charlie" Rowe, 64, of Little Rock, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at St. Vincents Infirmary in Little Rock. He was born Feb. 7, 1944, in Neosho, Mo., to Milford Clarence and Craig Bacon Rowe, who both preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kirk Rowe, of the home; his brother Henry Rowe and his wife, Betty of Fayetteville; daughters, Marilyn Clark of Llano, Texas, Deborah Boyette of Manila, Janice Austin of Texarkana, Texas, Bobby Underwood of Texarkana, Texas, and Crystal Pratt of Texarkana, Texas; his son, Bobby Dewayne Underwood of Atlanta, Texas; 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Rowe graduated high school in Fort smith. He graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict. He retired after a 30 year career with the Veterans Administration. He worked tirelessly assisting fellow veterans and their families, many of whom considered him family. He was a life member of the VFW Post 9095 and a member of the Over the Hill Gang at the post. He was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking, bird watching, and caring for his dog, Lucy.
A memorial service was held at the VFW Post 9095 at 6 p.m. Wednesday, officiated by Doyle Wayne Batey of Bebee. Private services will be held at a later date. The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Disabled American Veterans, Building 65 Room 121, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114.