Charles Leland Lowe

charles lowe

December 28, 1934 ~ June 28, 2024

Born in: Mart, TX
Resided in: New Braunfels, TX

Charles L. Lowe, age 89, and a resident of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Friday morning, June 28, 2024. Charles was born on December 28, 1934 in Mart, TX to the late Wilton Lowe and Annie Mae Richardson Lowe. He married Nancy Ruth Laine on June 26, 1956 in Waco, Texas. Charles served his country proudly in the United States Air Force, retiring after 20 years as a Lt. Colonel. As a Navigator, he flew over 2,000 combat hours over four years in Vietnam. Among his many awards and achievements in service of his country, he received the Air Medal with 9 oak clusters and the Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze stars.
His faith in Jesus was known to everyone he spoke with and his positivity was unmatched. His spiritual gifts included acts of service and always being willing and humble to do whatever needed to be done. Throughout his life he was known for his hard work, dedication to his family and held a unique ability to lift others up in encouragement. He was always eager to share his stories of past experiences and acknowledging what the Lord had blessed him with throughout his life. He was a gentle spirit that made him approachable; listening to others with genuine care and interest that made one feel known and loved.
Charles served as Deacon for over 20 years at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, also serving as Chairman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilton and Annie Mae Lowe; grandparents Sammie Lowe and wife, Pauline; George Payton and wife, Tennie Mae.
Charles is survived by his wife of 68 years, Nancy Lowe; his brother, Dennis Lowe and wife, Merle; daughter Julie Middleton and husband, Michael; son, Steve Lowe and wife, Susan; son, Jeff Lowe and wife, Karen; son, Scott Lowe and wife, Kim; daughter, Laura Rice and husband, Rusty. Grandchildren, Andrew Middleton and wife Casey; Philip Middleton and wife Sara; Thomas Middleton; Matthew Lowe and wife, Sarah; Tyler Lowe; Casey Lowe; Corey Lowe and wife, Jamie; Kara Vance and husband Michael; Katelyn Service and husband JB; Jarett Barker and wife Kendall; Jana Barker; Ashlynn Jacobs and husband Ryan; Hudson Rice; Haddon Rice; and 22 great grandchildren, 3 nieces and a multitude of dear friends.
The committal service with military honors is scheduled for 10:45 AM on Friday, July 26, 2024 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio, TX 78209.


Graveside: Friday, July 26, 2024 10:45 am

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209


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  1. Charles was my oldest cousin, and we stayed in touch over the years by phone. He showed a lot of love to me and to others; his Christian faith was central to his life. I have appreciated knowing Charles, his parents, brother, and extended family all these years.
    (I think i am correct in saying that he told me that my dad, Al Chapman, a pilot, gave Charles his first plane ride.)

    Rest in peace, Charles.

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