Thomas William Lowe - Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thomas William Lowe (Tom) went to be with the Lord on August 3, 2017 at the age of 95. He was a US Army WWII veteran having covered five countries: North Africa, Italy, France Germany, and Austria with three invasions in Salerno and Anzio, Italy, and in Southern France. He worked at the Saltville, Virginia, Post Office and at Burlington Mills in Marion, Virginia; at Olin Matheson Chemical Corporation in Saltville, Virginia; and retired from Natalie Knitting Mills in Seven Mile Ford, Virginia. He was a member of the Allison Gap First Church of God in Saltville, Virginia and the Quarry Methodist Church in Saltville. He was blessed to be a Smyth County farmer raising Charlois and Black Angus cattle and farming his whole life. He had a love of the land, nature, and animals like none other and will be remembered for being a handsome gentleman, always considering others, and an intelligent, responsible, hard working, big hearted, and loving father, husband, and friend. He lived life to the fullest and left all who knew him with many beautiful memories. He is preceded in death by his parents the late Samuel Clinton Lowe, Sr. and Gertrude Elizabeth Elmore Lowe of Saltville, Virginia and by his first wife of 25 years, Mary Sue Hicks Lowe (Tootsie) and his second wife, Alice (Podie) Smith Brown Lowe. He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Lowe Clay of Racine, Wisconsin, and Mildred Lowe Parsons of Marion, Virginia, and one brother, Samuel Clinton Lowe, Jr. of Marion, Virginia. He is survived by one daughter, Deborah Lowe Duty of Saltville, Virginia and husband William Morey Duty (Bill). He is also survived by a special friend and caregivers Becky Yarber and Heather Wakefield. He is also survived by two nephews, William Clinton Lowe of North Carolina and D.C. Walker of Chilhowie, Virginia; one sister-in-law, Betty Lowe of Marion, Virginia; two nieces, Henrietta Parsons Dunford of Marion, Virginia, and Marlene Lowe Henderson of Saltville; two great nephews, Dale Dunford of Marion, Virginia, and David Whitman, Jr. of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and by one great niece, Davena Whitman Boldus also of Kenosha. He is also survived by cousins including Kenny M. Ferrell and Cornelia (Neely Ann) Ferrell Cox of Richlands, Virginia. Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Lowe will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 6, 2017 in the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with Pastor David Mumpower officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Cemetery with the Marion V.F. W. conducting military honors. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service. Honorary Pallbearers: Tony Periguine, Dee Borders, David Farris, Jimmy Dunn, Raymond Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, Greg Waddle, Roger Clapp, Carl Rickman, and David Buchanan. Online condolences may be made at drhendersonfuneralhome.com D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville, VA is serving the Tom Lowe family.

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Debbie so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in my prayers.

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience. Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible. Jesus tells us at John 5:28, 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day. Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time.

Debbie so sorry to hear about your Dad. Praying that God will comfort during this time and in the days ahead. It's so hard to say goodbye to your Dad. 

Debbie so sorry to hear about your dad. Some of my best memories are at tobacco time and making molasses.. So thankful for our parent being such good friends. Death can never take our memories.. 

Debbie &  Bill, Betty, Marlene, & Family,   We  are sorry to learn of his passing...I was glad to know him..he was always very pleasant...with sympathy, teresa & mike

I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Just put your faith in Jesus Christ and let him put his loving arms around you. You are in my prayers.

So sorry for ur loss

Debbie so sorry for your loss My thought and paryers are with you .Carlton

Our heart goes out to you during this time of your great loss, Tom was an up-standing man in our communityand was liked by all who knew him.He loved to haave visitors and always made you feel welcome. He loved to talk and could easily make you laugh. As his health started failing, he still had that sense of humor,He is rejoicing with  all his loved ones now and leaving behind all these great memories Debbie and Bill God Bless you now and always.......Love and Prayers  L T  and Sue Olnger.

So sorry for your loss. I'll never forget Tom planting a tree for me near the tobacco patch. Truly a good one. Bless you both. 

Debbie and Bill sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I spent many, many hours working with Tom on the farm. It was hard work , but enjoyed every minute of it, He always seemed to make it fun. Again I am truly sorry for your loss!   .

Sorry to learn of the passing of Tom! I have known him almost all of my life and spent many hours helping him on his farm, when I was young.

Debbie and Bill, you took good care of him in his time of need, God Bless you, and take care!

Sorry for your loss, Tom was a great friend and neighbor and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with u.