He was born May 19, 1912, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Earl J. and Mabel Edith (Smith) Stowe.
Mr. Stowe was a Army veteran of World War II, serving from May 14, 1942, to Jan. 6, 1946, in the 9,327th Training Service Unit Station Complement as an artillery mechanic and a truck driver. He received the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. After the war, he worked as a truck driver. In later years, he drove a taxicab.
Survivors include several Lawrence nephews and nieces, including Mike and Carl Garrett; Orville, Donald and Earl Church; Gary, Ronald, Earl, Alvin, Bob and Glenn Stowe; Neva Stowe; Charlotte Lewis and Sue Church.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.rumsey-yost.com.