Monday, January 04, 2016

Richard Stowe Passes (NOTE TIME CORRECTION)

By Jerry Gaudet

Richaard Stowe 1954

It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of classmate Richard Stowe.  His longtime friend, Janice McRorie, indicates Richard entered the hospital early December and was being treated for kidney, heart and diabetes-related problems, passing away on January 3, 2016.

Richard M. Stowe, Sr. April 18, 1935 - January 4, 2016

Mr. Richard M. Stowe, 80, of Charlotte, NC passed away early Monday morning, the 4th of January 2016 at Novant Health Presbyterian Charlotte.

He was born on Thursday, the 18th of April 1935 in Charlotte, NC, one of four children to Arthur Lee King and Nell Janet Stowe. Mr. Stowe served in the Naval Reserves and in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a Mason and served on the Board of Camp Care.

He owned and operated Quality Fasteners, which is still a family owned business. The Stowe family will greet friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PMThursday, the 7th of January 2016 at Ellington Funeral Services. A service to celebrate his life will follow at 2:00 PM in The Historic Morehead Street Chapel with The Reverend Dr. Stanford Fields officiating. Burial will follow in the Stowe family plot in the Historic Elmwood Cemetery, uptown Charlotte.

Mr. Stowe is survived by his four children: Kerry L. Stowe and his wife, Sylvia; Richard M. Stowe, Jr.; Marie Stowe Hale and David Stowe and wife, Monica and a special friend, Janice McRorie; four grandchildren: Keely Hale, Matthew Stowe, Corrina Stowe and Lucy Stowe. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Proctor; brother, Howard Stowe; infant brother, Raymond; son-in-law, Steve Hale and two infant grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in remembrance of Richard M. Stowe to St. Jude Children's Research, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or First Baptist Church of Little River, 4361 Oak St., Little River, SC 29566.