Henry Rowe


Graveside service for Henry Gene Rowe, 83 of Lawton, formerly of Frederick, are scheduled for 10 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, and attended Kennedy Elementary and Boyd High School, where he graduated with the Class of 1959. He lived in San Francisco, Calif., and worked at Stanford University as an Electrical Engineer, retiring from Stanford after more than 30 years. He was a dedicated Masonic member of the Crystal Gate Lodge #173, 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.

In addition to his parents: Willie and Hazel Rowe; he was preceded in death by a 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, of Apple Valley, Calif.; a brother: Jerry Rowe and wife Ella, of Jackson, Miss.; 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, Miss., and Darlene Rowe, of Lawton; nephews: Donnie Rowe, of Lawton, and Billy Rowe, of Oklahoma City.

*The service will be live streamed on the funeral home website-www.OrrGrayGishfuneralhome.com. 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.