Monday, February 2, 2009

James Carlton Lowe 1933-1993

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for James Carlton Lowe, 68, of Livingston were held Tuesday, July 20, 1993, from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Skaar and Chaplain Gene Webb officiating. Internment followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Lowe died July 17 at his residence in Livingston.

He was born Aug. 29, 1933 in Knight, the son of George Cooper Lowe and Mae Walters. On Sept. 26, 1948 he married the former Voncile Carpenter in Livingston.

Mr Lowe was a member of Livingston Masonic Lodge No. 14 AF&AM, VFW Post 8568, helped organize the Exxon Annuitant Club of East Texas and served on the board of directors of the Menard Chapel Cemetery Association. He served in the Pacific while in the U.S. Army, serving in a special division to land troops in amphibian tanks, Division 536. Mr. Lowe worked for Exxon Co. USA for 40 years in the Exportation Department as a data acquisition specialist. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Tyler.

Survivors include his wife, Voncile Lowe of Livingston; two sons, James and wife Sandy Lowe of Austin and George and wife Tammy Lowe of Houson; daughter, Debra Dawson of Tyler; sister Wilma Oliver of Livingston; five grandchildren, Matthew and wife Tanya Dawson, Same Lowe, Ben Lowe, David Dawson and Johnathan Lowe; one great-grandchild, Eric Dawson; and special niece Glenda Brown.

Paullbearers were James Carpenter, Fred Carpenter, William Carpenter, Claude Carpenter, Don Carpenter and Terry Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers were J.D. Todd, A.D. Summerall, Robert Frank, Clarence Floyd and members of 536 Division.

Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.

Cochran Funeral Homes was in charge of the arrangements.

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