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Elroy (Buck) Rowe, 90, Columbia, KY (1933-2023)

Elroy "Buck" Rowe of Columbia died on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. He was 90 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Monday, February 20, 2023, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Paul Kingrey and Bro. Robert Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 5pmCT on Sunday.

He was born February 6, 1933, in Adair County, to the late William "Bill" and Mable Elizabeth Loy Rowe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Norris Rowe in 1998.

Buck was a member of Sparksville Church of the Nazarene and a retired farmer.

Survivors include:
  • One son - Larry Rowe of Columbia
  • One daughter and son-in-law - Renee and Frank Appleby of Nashville, Tennessee
  • Four grandchildren - Maegen Somerhalder (Gary), Nicole Darden (Marcus), Kearsten Appleby, Daigan Appleby
  • Two brothers - Robert "Shaw" Rowe and Leon Rowe both of Columbia
  • Two sisters - Allene Hardwick of Columbia and Christine Hickerson of Chicago, Illinois
  • Several other relative and friends
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Buck Rowe, 90, Columbia, KY (1933-2023)

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