Visitation and reception following the service
James Larry Rowe “Larry”, 81, of Mauldin, beloved husband of 55 years to Nancy Rowe, passed away, Thursday, September 1, 2022.
He was born on December 2, 1940, in Ninety Six, SC, to the late James and Mabel Rowe.
After graduating from Ninety Six High School in 1959 and serving in the National Guard, Larry enjoyed a long and rewarding career with J.P. Stevens and West Point-Pepperell, where he became Manager of Services for the Stevens Center in downtown Greenville (currently the Canal Insurance building). He also enjoyed his involvement with the Masons and Shriners and his membership at Eastlan Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir.
Larry enjoyed traveling, including family trips to the beach and mountains, and visiting New York City (one of his favorite places). He loved people, rarely meeting a stranger, and any excuse for a party or reunion.
While he found many ways to spoil his wife, girls, and later his grandkids, he also set a wonderful example with his strong work ethic, perseverance, constant gratitude, and unwavering optimism.
He was a true Southern Gentleman, opening doors and putting the interests of others before his own. He was never one to sit still or procrastinate and was always looking for a way to serve his family.
Larry’s greatest joy was his family and being a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Dedee Rowe and Steele Pendleton of Blythewood, SC, and Christy and Lanny McCormack of Richmond, TX; grandchildren, Anna McCormack, Eva Pendleton, Steele Pendleton, Alyssa McCormack, and Trace McCormack; and his sister, Brenda Stewart of Ninety Six, SC.
Larry’s family is thankful for the many happy years they had with him and for the opportunity to celebrate a life well lived.
The family invites you to join them for a service on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown, followed by a reception and receiving of friends and family.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 123 W. Antrim Dr., Greenville, SC, 29607, www.alz.org/sc, or to the Hospice Promise Foundation, lhcgroup.com/foundation.
Friends are encouraged to leave condolence messages for the family by clicking on the button labeled “Leave A Message, Share A Memory” below.