Norman E. Lowrey

August 12, 1927 - September 28, 2020

Norman E. Lowrey passed away at Harbor Hospice on September 28, 2020, at the age of 93, after a brief illness. He is survived by his two daughters, Norma Lowrey and Virginia Painton and her husband, Ed, as well as granddaughter, Zoe Carbo, and great-grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua and Jaime Carbo, and their father, Jimmy Carbo. Many other family members will miss “Tubby” and “Uncle Tubby.”

Norman is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Blanchette Lowrey; his parents, Carroll and Edmase Lowrey; and siblings, Mazilee Cohn, Jessie Godbold, Carroll Lowrey, Jr. and Wilford Lowrey.

Norman was born and raised in Beaumont and graduated from Beaumont High School. He served in the National Guard during World War II and the Army during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Lamar University where he held the position of Coordinator of Adult Education until he retired.

Norman served as a devoted member of First Christian Church in Beaumont in many capacities. Family and church were the cornerstones of Norman’s life. Norman was always ready to lend a hand to families and friends when needed.

A gathering of Mr. Lowrey’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2020, at First Christian Church on the Meditation Walk, 5290 North Caldwood Drive, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Pallbearers will be Jacob Carbo, Joshua Carbo, Jimmy Carbo, Ed Painton, Paul Wayne Corbello, and Ronnie Lowrey.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to First Christian Church, 5290 North Caldwood Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77707 or Some Other Place, P.O. Box 0843, Beaumont, Texas 77704.

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Funeral Service

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Libbie Nylin

Have been gone from Beaumont area for quite a while. Taught with Norman at LIT and have good memories of him. A lot of fun.

Paul & Mayor] Becky Ford

Our hearts are broken by the loss of this dear friend. I first met Norman through his involvement with the City of Bevil Oaks. Early in my tenure as Mayor, w e went to Tyler for a week and got our Certifications as Floodplain Managers . He helped me get our community into compliance with FEMA. He became not only a co-worker as City Councilman but my friend, my mentor, my go to person for everything I needed to know about our history and when I just needed good sound advice. He was so knowledgeable about everything! Even after Harvey and he relocated, he never left us and we continued to talk about City matters. He loved our community and I appreciated, so very much, having this wonderful friend still helping me do my job. He was a most remarkable person and a dear friend to me and my husband. We offer our deepest sympathy to his daughters and family. We loved him so very much. Bevil Oaks has lost Norman but his name will live on in the namesake of Lowrey Place, the subdivision he developed.

Pam Killingsworth

I had pleasure of being a neighbor and friend to Norman for over 30 years. He was a kind, generous man with a wonderful heart.

George Perkins

As a new college student in the early 1960s I was fortunate to become a member of Washington Boulevard Christian Church in Beaumont. It was there that I met Norman and many other loving, kindred souls. The direction of my life was changed by the love and generosity of that congregation. Norman was one of the men that I looked up to, and I remember him fondly and with much appreciation for his guidance by example. Well done Norman, and thank you!

Roger Dimick

Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar University is lost for his love both schools. Norman....we will miss you.

Kathy Sory Isabell

Sorry to hear of the passing of Norman Lowrey.. I grew up in Washington Boulevard Christian Church and have fond memories of the Lowrey family. He was such a great example of a Christian man, he was always helping others.

Liz Sandell

Dear Norma and Ginger, Seeing your dad's picture brings a smile to my face and my heart. He always wanted the best from everyone and he greeted each new day as a blessing. Your loving memories of him will sustain you. God Bless you both.

Dee Ann Chadney

Jeff and I have missed seeing Mr. Lowery out on his porch drinking his wine. He was always so fun to talk to and so full of life. We will miss seeing him ride down the street to look at his house and stop to just say Hi. Prayers for all of you. Respectfully, Dee Ann and Jeff Chadney

Mary Ann Bower Tucker

Mr and Mrs. Lowrey were two of my greatest friends while working for so many years at Teachers Credit Union of Beaumont know Education First FCU. They were such special friends and they watched my girls grow up from babies to young woman and gave me great advise over the years. I know you each will miss them dearly. May God comfort you and bring you peace as one day we will see them and Jesus again.