Fred Reece Stowe Jr. ’54

Fred Reece Stowe Jr. '54 Dr. Colonel Fred Reece Stowe Jr., 85, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Stowe was born November 8, 1931 in Gaston County, NC to the late Nellie Bailey and Fred Reece Stowe Sr.

Fred was a Pre-Med graduate from Davidson College in 1954. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina in 1958. Fred did his Pediatric Internship and Residency at John Hopkins Hospital from 1958-1959. He did a residence in Adult & Pediatric Neurology at the University of NC from 1971-1973 and Wilford Hall, USAF Medical Center from 1973-1974.

Dr. Stowe practiced Pediatric Neurology at Fayetteville Children’s Clinic and Adult & Pediatric Neurology as a private practice in Fayetteville.

Dr. Stowe was a retired US Air Force Colonel.

Fred was a scratch golfer for years where his buddies called him “Doc.” He enjoyed hunting with bird dogs he had raised and trained, competing in field trials where he was an avid horseman.

Graveside services will be Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Lafayette Memorial Park-West with military honors with Rev. Sandy Saunders, officiating. The family will receive friends at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home on Thursday from 9:45 until 10:45 am.

Dr. Stowe is survived by his wife, Kathy Elmore Stowe of the home; brother, Harold Stowe and wife Betty of Gastonia; niece, Laura Henkel and husband Hugh of Gastonia; nephews, Rudy Stowe and wife Kathy of Gastonia, Jeff Stowe and wife Leanne of Gastonia; great-nephews, William Henkel and wife Bridgette Taylor Henkel, Bennett Stowe; great niece, Baily Stiles and husband Tyler.

Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

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