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Henry Gene Rowe

May 24, 1939 — July 8, 2022


            Graveside service for Henry Gene Rowe, age 83, of Lawton, Oklahoma, formerly of Frederick, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Derrick Johnson, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Frederick, officiating.

            Inurnment with Masonic Rites provided by Crystal Gate Lodge #173 is under the direction of Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home, of Frederick.

            Mr. Rowe passed away Friday, July 8, 2022, at an Oklahoma City hospital.

            He was born May 24, 1939, in Hillsboro, Texas, to Willie Rowe, Sr. and Hazel Haney Rowe. He later moved to Frederick, Oklahoma, and attended Kennedy Elementary and Boyd High School, where he graduated with the Class of 1959. He moved San Francisco, California He worked at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California, as an Electrical Engineer, retiring from Stanford after more than 30 years. He was a dedicated Masonic member of the Crystal Gate Lodge #173 for more than 50 years, where he achieved the rank of a 33rd degree. He was a member of First Baptist Missionary Church in Frederick, where he taught Sunday school and served as a deacon. He later was an active member at Friendship Baptist Church in Frederick. 

            In addition to his parents: Willie and Hazel Rowe; he was preceded in death by two sisters: Louise Driver, and Nola Rowe; and four brothers: Willie Rowe Jr., Terry Rowe, Horace Rowe, and Robert Wallace.

            He leaves behind to cherish his memory, a sister: Betty Green and husband Benson, of Apple Valley, California; a brother: Jerry Rowe and wife Ella, of Jackson, Mississippi; nieces: Crystal Stephenson and Venitia Adams, of Oklahoma City, Shari Mims, of Fort Worth, Texas, Lola Birdine, of Frederick, Sheena and Geraldine Rowe, of Jackson, Mississippi, and Darlene Rowe, of Lawton; nephews: Donnie Rowe, of Lawton, and Billy Rowe, of Oklahoma City; and numerous great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

*The service will be live streamed on the funeral home (Click link above)    It can be viewed anytime for up to six months after the service. The funeral home website also provides an online guest book and sympathy cards.

Gone But Not Forgotten

 Someone is missing from the crowd.

He’s gone so far away.

Though he’s not here, we see his face

In every waking day,

We hear his voice. It rides the wind

As each new day begins,

Like after the storm, we feel the calm.

You’re in our Savior’s arms.

-Betty J. Green



Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home

111 N. 11th Street

Frederick, OK 73542

(580) 335-2112

"Service Beyond Expectation"

SINCE 1905

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

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Frederick Memorial Cemetery

, Frederick, OK 73542

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Frederick Memorial Cemetery

, Frederick, OK 73542

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