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Melvin L. Jack RowePassing: May 22, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 29th @ 1:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, May 29th @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Tuesday, May 29th

MITCHELL – Melvin L. Jack Rowe, 87, went to be with his savior Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at his residence.

Born July 7, 1930, in Carthage, Missouri, he was the son of Bill and Opal (McGuire) Rowe.  He married Virginia Rose Alexander September 2, 1958, and she preceded him in death July 9, 2012.

Jack was an evangelist throughout the world for 44 years.  He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Shirley Mitchell of Augusta, Georgia
Darryl Rowe of Campbellsburg
3 grandchildren
2 great grandchildren

His parents; wife; and siblings, Charles Rowe, Jean McLaughlin,  William Rowe, Jr., and Patricia Howard, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Ronnie Roberts officiating.  Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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7 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: joan thompson | Bartlesville
    Date: July 31, 2018
    I can't find words... Jack was such a spiritual father to Mark and I. I know he is beyond joyful to be with his beautiful Lord. He will be greatly missed here below.
  2. Guest: Jeff Moore and Moore | Horsham, Victoria, Australia
    Date: July 23, 2018
    We were saddened to read of Bro Jack's passing, he was without doubt a wonderful man of God. Jack stayed with us on various occasions when he came to Australia and ministered in our area. I had been emailing Jack over the last few months but never received a reply, so I did an internet search and sadly came up with his notice. Our sincere sympathy to Shirley, Darryl and families. We so enjoyed having Jack stay in our home. If either of you would care to email us to share some of Jack's last memories it would be lovely. Perfect peace to one of God's finest warriors. Sue Moore.
  3. Guest: Brian and Carrie Kirkwood | Clay, KY
    Date: May 29, 2018
    There are no words to describe what a blessing Bro. Jack has been to our family. We have many wonderful memories of this sweet man. We know that our beloved Virginia was rejoicing with the Lord when he entered the gates. Bro. Jack will be greatly missed, but the memories of his love for the Lord and his love for people will always remain. Prayers for peace and comfort for Darryl, Shirley and family.
  4. Guest: Ronnie Lloyd & Lorna Lloyd | BEDFORD
    Date: May 26, 2018
    We always called Jack "Captain. We adopted our grands & they loved to talk about him flying a plane. When they heard him say he liked "The Roll is Called up Yonder", they practiced and surprised him when they sang to him. We met Jack thru Ronnie at dialysis. Ronnie and Jack would spend the day talking about everything. Jack was full of knowledge. I know that because of Jack and their talks,Ronnie became closer to our Lord and was saved. Ronnie reached out to Jack on the 20th. He spoke with a nurse to see if he was available or wanting visitors. He was not. But he is our heart and we are happy knowing when the roll is Called, he'll be There. God Bless you he left behind and all of us that respected and loved him too.
  5. Guest: Shirley Mitchell | Augusta, GA
    Date: May 25, 2018
    Thank you for your love and care. I will miss you every day.
  6. Guest: Jerry & Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 25, 2018
    So sorry for your loss. Jack was one of a kind & friendly to everyone. We met him thru his golfing at our course with his friends. We always enjoyed talking to him. May you have peace from The Good Lord & know when the trumpet sounds Jack will be there.
    Date: May 24, 2018
    Darryl and Shirley, we were saddened to hear about the passing of Bro. Jack. We loved him dearly and appreciate everything he has done for our ministry. We know there are many in Heaven, especially our dear Virginia, that are rejoicing to hear that Bro. Jack was entering into the gates of Heaven. He will be so greatly missed but will always be living in the hearts he left behind.