State Rep. Gary Rowe of Memphis dies of cancer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State Rep. Gary Rowe of Memphis has died of colon cancer. He was 56.

Rowe, a Democrat, was elected to fill a vacated seat in the House in 2005 and was unopposed for re-election the following year.

He had missed most of the current legislative session because of health reasons.

Lawmakers in Nashville said Wednesday Row was a man of integrity and dedication who will be missed.

House Majority Leader Gary Odom of Nashville said Rowe was an outstanding legislator.

Rowe was chairman of the Shelby County delegation and president of the Memphis Business Development Corporation.

He is survived by his wife, Diane, and children Gary and Gabrielle. Funeral arrangements are expected to be released later in the week.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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