Charles Samuel Lowry
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Charles Samuel Lowry was gathered home unto his Maker on the Sixteenth day of January. He was born in Hedley, Texas on August 10, 1930 to Charles Miller and Janie Cousins Lowry. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Sara Rhea of Amarillo. He is survived by his son, Nick and wife Mary of Memphis, and by his daughter, Debbie Lowry Hartman and husband Delbert of Edgewood, New Mexico. He is also survived by his grandson, Tim Lowry of Memphis, his nephew Don Michael Rhea, niece Melissa Tague, and niece Kathy Bullard, and several great and great great nieces and nephews.
Sam was a beloved member of the community of Clarendon. He attended Clarendon High, graduating in 1948. He went on to attend Clarendon College, Texas Wesleyan University, and West Texas University, graduating with associates', bachelor's, and master's degrees, respectively. He worked for 22 years in education. Most of those years as a teacher for Clarendon ISD, and 16 years for Pantex. He was a devout member of the First United Methodist Church of Clarendon, and of the Donley County Retired Teachers' Association. Sam was also an avid rockhound from an early age. Hunting, polishing, and cutting rocks was his lifelong hobby.
Sam will be remembered as a true friend to all, and was always ready to lend a helping hand, whether in the community, at his church, or to family and friends. He will be sorely missed, but we look forward to reuniting with him and our Savior some day.
Memorial Graveside services will be held at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon, 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Clarendon.