Arby Rowe

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Arby Rowe

October 05, 1933 - August 08, 2018

Arby Rowe, 84, of Raceland, Ky., died Wednesday evening, Aug. 8th, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a short illness.
Arby was born Oct. 5, 1933, in Louisa, Ky., a son of the late Edgel C. and Miranda Preston Rowe. He was retired from the hot strip mill at AK Steel and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He spent his retirement traveling the world, using his knowledge building steel mills in both Thailand and India. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by a sister, Betty Rowe Hughes.
Arby is survived by a son; Arby Dean (Becky) Rowe of Ashland, Ky.; two daughters, Mary Jo Penix of Raeford, NC, and Robin (George) Hayes of Raceland, Ky.; two brothers, David Rowe of Westwood, Ky., and Paul (Cindy) C. Rowe of Ironville, Ky.; a sister, Imogene (Fred) Wright of Catlettsburg; 6 loving grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a special friend, Beverly Burgess of Portsmouth, Ohio. He will be loved and missed by a large host of close family and friends.
Funeral services will be Aug. 11, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Russell by Pastor Ken Gowin. Burial will be in the Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the church on Aug.11, from 11 a.m. until service time. Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.
Published on August 10, 2018
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