Michael Jay Rowe, 63, of Bridge City passed away Thursday, July 7, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

A Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be with the Rev. Steve Leger, pastor of St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial of cremated remains will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Garden near Bridge City.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home in Bridge City.

Born in Port Arthur on Sept. 2, 1947, Michael was the son of Oscar William Rowe and Alace Irene (Hoover) Rowe. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church. Michael had worked for Texaco and later was an Equipment Operator for Orange County Road and Bridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Goodwin; and brother, Timothy Rowe.

Michael is survived by his wife, Martha Rowe of Bridge City; son, Robert Ashworth III of Bridge City; and son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Melissa Ashworth of Bridge City.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Garrett, Lane, Hailey Ashworth and Megan Sullivan; brother, James Rowe of Bridge City; and sister and brother-in-law, Sharron and Richard Belk of Bridge City.