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December 02, 2023

Ernest “Rowe” Bumgarner

Ernest “Rowe” Bumgarner

Ernest “Rowe” Bumgarner, 81, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his home.

He was born January 27, 1938, the son of the late Norris and Clara Bumgarner. He was a loving husband to his wife of 52 years, Faye, who was also his caregiver for the past 19 years.

He worked at Trio Supermarket for 10 years, then for Tommy’s Market on Hwy 90 for 20 years. He was a faithful member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church all his life, where he served as the church clerk and Sunday school teacher of the Adult Men’s Class.

Rowe loved all things cars. He was an avid reader, especially car magazines, and loved the cruising days with his buddies in his Corvair’s.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Willis and Bonnie Chapman; brother-in-law, Fred Chapman; and son-in-law, Nelson Hoyle.

Those left to cherish and honor his memory include his wife, Faye Crouch Bumgarner; a son, Ernie Bumgarner and wife Karen; two daughters, Roxanne Hoyle Johnson and husband James, and Angela Wooten and husband David, all of Taylorsville; a brother, James Bumgarner and wife Kay; three granddaughters, Sara St.Clair and husband Dusty, Mara Hoyle, and Samantha Bumgarner; four grandsons, Justin and Joshua Wooten, Noah Hoyle, and Chandler Bumgarner; and a great-grandson, Ryder St.Clair.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Safriet and Rev. Allen Fox officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers include: Justin and Joshua Wooten, Noah Hoyle, Chandler Bumgarner, Dusty St.Clair, and Zakary Hollar.

Memorials may be sent to Poplar Springs Baptist Church at 4710 All Healing Springs Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

1 Comment

  1. Dorothy Stamey Hargrove on March 13, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Rowe was a wonderful man and friend. There have been very few
    men as kind, hard working, and loyal as Rowe. My sympathy
    to Faye and all of the family.
    Dorothy Stamey Hargrove

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