A Life Lived: Lloyd Lowe’s life was marked by his kindness, good deeds
Published 1:05 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2023
It’s been said that when you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.
Lloyd Lowe, who died February 24 at the age of 83, was a giver all his life. He not only gave of his resources, but he gave hours and hours of his time to help those around him.
His wife, Carolyn, can share instance after instance of her husband doing for others. When his father was in the VA and nursing home – which totaled about three years – Lloyd visited every day, would shave him, and feed him his supper. He took his brother-in-law to Kingsport for two years for chemotherapy treatments. And, for several years Lloyd mowed his sister-in-law’s yard, and her neighbor’s yard as well. These are just a few examples of Lloyd Lowe’s giving.
He was known for visiting friends at the nursing homes and the elderly, and for many years was a blood donor and when he could, bought food, medicine, and other items for families in need.
Lloyd Lowe was a quiet person. He never made a lot of noise nor talked much about what he did. He liked “staying in the shadows,” his wife shared.
Lloyd grew up in Peters Hollow and attended Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church all his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed attending Veterans’ Day programs. “He loved his fellow veterans and had a lot of respect for them,” said Carolyn.
Lloyd retired from Holston Ordinance and Eastman Chemical Company after 30 years of service. He then worked 10 years as a courier for Citizens Bank. “He enjoyed meeting people and work provided him that opportunity,” shared his wife.
In his free time, which was little, Lloyd enjoyed walking and running the trail at Sycamore Shoals as long as he was able, and going to the gym. He also enjoyed watching sports, especially football, on TV.
Lloyd had a daughter, Mary, and a grandson, Noah. “He enjoyed attending events Noah was involved in and spending time with him,” said Mary. He also had a special great-niece, Jennifer Morrell.
His favorite holiday was Easter and Lloyd always looked forward to the Peters Hollow Egg Fight. “Easter was a big holiday for him and his family. They always cooked a big dinner and spent the day together,” Mary said.
“Lloyd was a fine fellow and during his lifetime had helped so many people. He often bought medicine for old people, and clothing for children. He was a very giving person. He was always taking people to the doctor and VA. He often gave when he didn’t have it to give, but the Lord provided,” shared his wife.
A co-worker at Eastman wrote on the funeral home’s tribute page, “Lloyd always had a great and caring spirit for everyone he came in contact with.”
Lloyd Lowe was a man of few words, but his living was full of kind deeds, which always speak louder than words. It is true that the most generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.