William "Bill" Nelson Rowe, 73, of New Albany passed away at U of L Hospital on Monday from a long term illness. Bill was a Grand Master at Pythagoras Lodge # 335, a member of the New Albany Fraternal Order of Police, was in the choir at Southeast Christian Church and volunteered at Job's Daughters. He was also an avid camper, jokester, storyteller, singer and loved people.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years-Linda Rowe; sons- Kraig Rowe (Stephani) and Michael Rowe (Marisa); daughters- Lisa Bokhari (Hammad) and Beth Bryant (Greg); brother- Rick Rowe ( Sherry) and grandchildren-Matt, Ashley, Hyder, Maham, Abigale, Lillian, Olivia, Danyaal, Sarah, Gabe, Matthew, Zac and Madilynn.
He is preceded in death by his parents- Roy and Nancy Rowe.
Visitation will be at the Oak Street Chapel of Naville and Seabrook Funeral Homes Thursday from 10:00 am-1:00 pm with service to follow. Burial will be at SCI Kraft-Graceland.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the New Albany Fraternal Order of Police in William's name.
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