Lawmakers pass resolution honoring deceased Rep. Gary Rowe - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Lawmakers pass resolution honoring deceased Rep. Gary Rowe

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution honoring Rep. Gary Rowe, who died of colon cancer this week.

The 56-year-old Memphis Democrat died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital in Memphis after missing most of the current legislative session for health reasons.

Before the resolution was voted on in the House Thursday, several lawmakers spoke about Rowe's good character and his dedication to his constituents.

House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh, a Covington Democrat, said Rowe was a great legislator who will be missed.

Rowe is survived by his wife, Diane, and children Gary and Gabrielle. Funeral arrangements have not been released.

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