Franklin Olin Rowe Jr.
by Robert Joseph Baker | July 17, 2014 9:10 am
CHAPIN — Franklin Olin Rowe Jr., 71, husband of Brenda Butner Rowe, died Monday, July 14, 2014.
Born in Travelers Rest, he was a son of the late Franklin Olin Rowe Sr. and Carrie Iliene Bagnal Rowe. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he graduated from Summerton High School and the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi. He retired as a controller from Austin & Rogers Law Firm of Columbia.
He was a longtime member of Lake Murray Presbyterian Church, and was a lifetime member of St. Peters Masonic Lodge No. 54 in Manning.
Survivors besides his wife include four children, Frank (Melisa) Rowe, Dr. Robert (Jackie) Rowe and Kevin (Stefanie) Heller, all of Columbia, and Leanne (Peter) Olinger of Fort Mill; four grandchildren, Collin and Jake Olinger and Eliza and Elliott Rowe; a sister, Helene (Don) Ellis of Manning; a brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Jan Butner of Jacksonville; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Caroline Olinger.
Funeral services for Franklin Olin Rowe Jr. will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at a later date in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Summerton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lake Murray Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 2721 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin, SC 29036; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Please sign the online guest book at www.dunbarfuneralhomedutchfork.com.
Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.