Dr. Samuel P. Rowe & Dr. Samuel V. Rowe
Dr. Samuel P. Rowe
May 24th, 1933 - October 1st, 2015
Dr. Samuel Phillips Rowe was born and raised in White City, Florida, coming from a long line of healthcare professionals. One of his grandfathers was Dr. Clyde Phillips Platts, St. Lucie County's first physician; his other grandfather was Dr. Samuel S. Rowe, a dentist who practiced in Fort Pierce. His father, Samuel Kimbrough Rowe, owned and operated a dental laboratory in Fort Pierce. Dr. Phill Rowe attended local schools, graduating in 1951 from St. Lucie County High School. He received his doctorate in dentistry in 1957 from the University of Louisville, graduating at the top of his class and receiving numerous academic honors. Following a two year dental internship at the Florida Correctional Institute in Starke, Florida, he returned to his home town of Fort Pierce, where he opened his dental practice and continued to work for fifty-six years. Dr. Rowe was highly involved in organized dentistry, having served as president of the Tri-County Dental Association and the Atlantic Coast District Dental Association and holding membership in the American College of Dentists and The International College of Dentists. He served as director of Citizens Federal Savings and Loan, president of the White City Cemetary Association, and president of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. He was an Eagle Scout and a life long Rotarian.
Phill Rowe was an exemplary husband, father, and grandfather, and he loved his family deeply. His faith in Christ shaped his entire life. He served several Presbyterian churches as Elder, and he was a longstanding Elder Emeritus at Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church in Fort Pierce. Phill and his wife, Sophia Jean, enjoyed a sixty year marriage together.
His family misses him greatly, but we know he is with the Lord, enjoying the fellowship of the redeemed.
Dr. Samuel V. Rowe
Dr. Sam Rowe has been practicing dentistry at the family dental office in Fort Pierce since 1985. After achieving his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, he attended dental school at the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he completed a one year general practice residency at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He then returned to his hometown of Fort Pierce to practice dentistry with his father.
Dr. Rowe is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Treasure Coast Dental Society, Atlantic Coast Dental Society, Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, International College of Oral Implantologists and Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Rowe has been married to his wife, Lynn, for over 25 years. They have two grown children, Jonathan and Rachel. He is a contributing member of the community and a teacher and ruling elder at the Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church in Fort Pierce.