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.