A Glimpse at the Life of Richard Lee Lowe
Richard Lee Lowe, affectionately known as “Cup”, “Lefty” and “Hammer”, died peacefully in his Seattle home on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. He was born in Satin, TX, on September 7, 1946, the only son of Robert and Olevia Lowe.
At the age of 13, Richard moved to Seattle with his parents and four sisters. He was educated through the Seattle Public School system, attending Washington Middle School and Garfield High School (c/o ‘65).
In December 1965, Richard joined the United States Army, where he proudly served his country and fought in the Vietnam War. He received numerous honors: Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, Presidential Unit and one of the most prestigious military awards, a Purple Heart.
Upon returning home from Vietnam, he became employed at the Boeing Company and then the Port of Seattle, where he worked as a Land Surveyor. He was a respected, hardworking and dedicated employee until he retired in the early 2000s.
At an early age, Richard acknowledged the Lord as his personal savior at the Satin United Methodist Church in Texas. Later he changed his membership to the First A.M.E. Church in Seattle, WA. During his marriage to Althea Lowe, two children Treffaney and Reginald, were born. Richard, loved the game of baseball. He played on Garfield HS, the Port of Seattle and Lateef baseball teams. He also coached Seattle Little League in the 80s. He enjoyed bowling in the Skyway bowling league and in his latter life, you could find him on the golf course or in a casino; we probably should have called him “Lucky”.
A genuine, authentic black man with a heart of gold, Richard loved and would do anything for his family and friends. He leaves to treasure his memories:
His children Treffaney Lowe and Reginald Lowe; his sisters, Freddie Faye Lowe and Euna Lee Green; his grandchildren Dejanai Lowe-Hilliard, Ryan Herring, whom he affectionately called “Mysai”, Keyah-Serata Hetherington and Anijah Lowe; nephew, who was more like a brother, Stevie Craig Lowe; and best friend/buddy, Henry “Hank” Lanier; along with a host of family and friends. Richard was proceeded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Lowe and Olevia Majors Lowe, and his sisters Mary Louise London and Lula Margaret Lowe.
Richard will be missed immensely.
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