US Navy

Carl Frederick Stowe

June 16, 1943 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Carl Frederick Stowe was born in Washington, D.C., on June 16,1943, to loving parents, Ella Nora and James Stowe. He was the brother of Rudolph, James, Jr, and Jenny (“Rockie”). He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior early in life and was a lifelong member of Turner Memorial AME Church.

Carl graduated from McKinley Technical High School in the District of Columbia in 1961. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served twenty-seven years – encompassing the Vietnam Era and peacetime – from September 28,1962 to January 31, 1989. During his distinguished service, he earned the National Defense Service Medal; the Navy Achievement Medal; the Vietnam Service Medal; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (1st Award). Carl achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

After retiring from active duty, Carl continued to serve his nation as a Management Analyst with the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, VA, until retiring for a second time on January 31, 2017.

On April 13, 1968, Carl married the love of his life and wife of fifty-six years, Roberta, at First Baptist Church in Northwest Washington, D.C. Two years later, they welcomed their son, Carl, Jr, on August 30, 1970. As a family, they enjoyed waterfront vacations to Sandy Cove and Solomon’s Island, MD. Carl was passionate about his family and was delighted at the birth of his “grandbaby” Britani Dominique, on August 29, 1996.

Carl began playing basketball in high school and played throughout his life. He was also an enthusiastic fan of the Washington Redskins (Commanders) and enjoyed fishing with his father-in-law, Ralph Parker.

On December 3, 2023, Carl entered his eternal rest.  He is survived by his wife, Roberta; his son, Carl, Jr.; his daughter-in-law Jamine; his granddaughter Britani and her mother, Michelle; older brother Rudolph; and a loving host of sisters- and brothers-in-law as well as nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends who cherish his memory. He is predeceased by his parents Ella and James, his sister Rockie, and his brother James, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Carl's Honor to The Fisher House Foundation

See service details below.


Memorial Service
December 11, 2023

10:30 AM
Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302

Video is available for this event

Arlington National Cemetery (at a later date)


Fisher House Foundation
111 Rockville Pike Suite 420, Rockville MD 20850


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