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LOWE, Richard K. 1966-2014

LOWE, SHEPARD, COOPER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/18/2015 at 15:29:03

Richard K. Lowe, 47, of Grundy Center, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center from natural causes. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 31st at 11:00 A.M. at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Richard was born on January 26, 1966 in Welch, West Virginia, the son of James & Clara (Shepard) Lowe. Richard grew up in Iager, West Virginia where he lived with his parents and brother. Their family lived on a mountain so growing up, Richard helped his father collect coal and wood to cook with and helped his father cut down trees to heat the family home. He later moved to New Hampton, Iowa where he met Vivian Cooper. After 14 attempts to ask Vivian to marry him, his persistence paid off and the two were married on February 3, 1986 in Charles City, Iowa. Shortly after the couple were married, their family relocated to the Carolinas and later moved to Waterloo, where they lived for 20 years. Richard and his family had been living in Grundy Center for the last 9 years.

He owned and operated KCM Trucking from 1976 until 2005, when he then went on to work for CRST Trucking, where he was most recently employed. Richard enjoyed watching wrestling and fishing with his son Zach. Family, Friends and God were most important to him and those he leaves behind will forever cherish their memories with him.

Richard is survived by his wife and best friend of 28 years, Vivian Lowe of Grundy Center; mother Clara Lowe of Thomasville, NC; children Kimberlie (Joe) Norton of Cedar Falls, Charise (Eric) Boyd of Waterloo, Marcie (Lucas) Hobbs of Grundy Center & Zachary Lowe, at home in Grundy Center; 8 grandchildren; brother Billy (Renee) Lowe of Trinity, NC.

He was preceded in death by his father James W. Lowe; son Brian; grandson Landon Hobbs; maternal grandmother Narcie Shepard.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


 

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