bear blueOWENSBORO, Ky. (9/9/19) — Deacon James Rowe was born on September 4, 2019 at Owensboro Health (8 lbs, 13 oz) and finished his short but victorious race of life on September 6, 2019 at Norton's Children's Hospital. In just two days on earth, Deacon inspired everyone who met him to reach out to Christ and had individuals on four separate continents praying for him. He had the courage of Superman — a nickname his father felt he earned fighting for his life. Deacon was able to help people by donating his heart valves and tissues. His legacy will always be one of love, perseverance, and showing others what living with a big heart looks like.

Left to carry out his legacy are his parents Mark and Samantha Rowe of Owensboro; his very proud big brothers Sawyer Anthony Rowe and Paxton Conley Rowe; his grandparents Tony and Pam Rowe of Owensboro and Kinsel and Susan Swihart of Hawesville; great grandparents Bettie Henderson of Owensboro, Geneva Rowe of Owensboro, and Lucille Case of Reynolds Station; Uncle Matt Rowe (Amy) of Owensboro; Aunts Kristina (Edmon) of Hawesville; Tamara (Kirk) Clark of Hawesville, and Rebecca (Joe) Mathis of Danville. Deacon also has many cousins who love him very much.

Deacon's family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Owensboro Health, Norton's Children's Hospital, and the Norton's EVAC flight team in their excellent care of him. They are also thankful for all those who are praying for them and offering to help.

A service to celebrate Deacon's life will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Life Community Church in Owensboro with burial at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. All are welcome. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro and after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at Life Community Church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions made to Mark and Samantha Rowe to help with the medical expenses.

Condolences for the family of Deacon James Rowe may be left at www.glenncares.com

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