Estol Lee Lowe, son of the late Ira Charles and Gertrude Maude Hutchison Lowe, was born in Philadelphia, Mo., on Oct. 20, 1927, and died at the John J. Pershing VAMC in Poplar Bluff on July 18, 2010, at the age of 82.
Mr. Lowe had lived in several states before moving to Bloomfield in 1969. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp beginning at age 16. He was "a proud Marine" and was loved dearly by his family. He was a life member of the D.A.V. Chapter 47 in Dexter, the American Legion Post in Bloomfield, the Puxico V.F.W. and was an avid Cardinals fan, win or lose.
On Aug. 25, 1969, he was married to Ellen Marie Smith Rainwater in Festus.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Ellen Lowe of Bloomfield; children, Barbara and Jim Link of Asherville, Thomas and Theresa Rainwater of Jackson; grandchildren, Richard and Margo Link, Bryan Rainwater, Laura and David Hobbs, Sonya and Ross Bjork, Tonya and Michael Covington, and Amy Calice; great-grandchildren, Joshua Link, Halona Link, Adam Link, Brandon Link, Reed Link, Austin Link, Kristin Calice, Allison Smith, Truman Hobbs, Blake Covington and Payton Bjork; great-great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Link; many nieces and nephews. Other relatives and friends survive. He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 21, 2010, after 9 a.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with V.A. Chaplain, Bill Hatch of Poplar Bluff officiating.
Interment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.