Austin "Audie" Martin Lowrimore

September 17, 1945October 15, 2020

Austin "Audie" Martin Lowrimore, 75 of Supply, passed away on October 15, 2020.

Mr. Lowrimore was born September 17, 1945 in Wilmington to the late Austin "Audi" Martin Lowrimore, Sr. and Callie Reynolds Lowrimore. Audie worked for DuPont for 30 years and with DAK America for five years. He was a senior Tar Heel legislator for 10 years, where he was an advocate for seniors. Every year at Christmas he would play Santa for the seniors. Audie was a Meals on Wheels driver for 10 years, not only did he feed the seniors, but he laughed with them and cried with them. He loved people and never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Joyce Lawson Lowrimore; two daughters, Kelley L. Chance, and Elizabeth Arlie Lowrimore; a step-son, Christopher Gerald Phelps and wife Kristin; two special step-daughters, Veronica Phelps Byrd and husband Travis, and Christy Phelps Spivey and husband Chris; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; a sister Cathy Hall; a sister-in-law, Patricia Phelps Doughty and husband Bob; and one special sister, Nan Cherry.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 31st, at Sharon United Methodist Church. The family will have visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc., 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC 28470.

Online condolences may be offered at

White Funeral and Cremation Service, Bolivia Chapel.


31 October


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sharon United Methodist Church

31 October

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Sharon United Methodist Church


Austin "Audie" Martin Lowrimore

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Dawn Williamson

October 23, 2020

Audie was a gift in my family's life. He was a wonderful friend to my dad and became beloved by the rest of the McBryde family. He will be missed greatly. So sorry I won't be able to attend his services as I will be out of town. Love, prayers, and hugs to Joyce and his family.

Tom Jennings

October 22, 2020

I served with Audie for a number of years on the Cape Fear Elder Abuse Network and also the Regional Aging Advisory Committee. For network meetings, we would both arrive early and have great conversations about various things including our orthopedic issues, the challenges of living in homes on pilings near the beach, etc. I was always impressed with Audie's energy, enthusiasm, sense of humor and his kindness. We know that he will be greatly missed.

Tom Jennings

Occia Moody

October 22, 2020

Like " Footprints In the Sand", my deepest sympathies are with you and family now and in the days ahead.
Occia Y Moody

Elizabeth Grace

October 22, 2020

Audie was my best buddy for the last 10 years. He and Joyce were there for me when my husband died.. To "Tater Rose", this beloved friend, will always be in my heart. I promise no more Italian food in a Mexican Restaurant.

May you rest in peace, God's good and faithful servant.

Don James

October 21, 2020

Met Audie & Joyce when I would visit his neighbor Eddie Williams next door. We usually had cookouts and for several years had Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners together. Will always remember Audie as a unspoken hero to family he loved. A true gentleman that I was honored to have known! Rest easy my friend!

Lloyd Chance

October 19, 2020

To put it simply, Audie was a great human being. He was a kind man with a kind heart. I enjoyed fishing with him and of course eating the fish that we had caught together. Audie is a part of a small breed of people. A good ole boy with a good ole sense of humor and good ole fashioned love for life. He will be missed.

I hope they have enough bread puddin in heaven for him.

harry parham

October 19, 2020

Another of the good ones. Audie was a character and a wit. Working at DuPont seemed like so long ago, but there were
those who were like earworms and I suppose no one will forget - Audie fit into that category pretty well. It is well said to be remember as a good guy, gentleman and trustful. Harry P

Debie Shelley

October 19, 2020

One of my favorite memories of Audie, was when he and Bob Shelley (ex father-in-law) came to our (Lance and Me) house in Rock Hill, SC for one of the Nascar races in Charlotte. We had a full size air mattress that we put him on to sleep on and he went roll over on it and one whole size came apart and it ended up looking like a air couch after that. So it became an air futon! This happened in the night time and all Lance and I heard from the bedroom was a whole lot of cussing!! It was so funny!!
He was a very funny guy! No one got bored when we had all our family get togethers!
That was one of the biggest things I missed after Lance and I divorced was all the family togetherness, because that was something my family never really had!
I know you all will miss him very much! He is loved by all very much!
Rest in Peace Audie! 🙏❤️🙏
Sincerely, Debie

Carolyn Graham

October 18, 2020

Dear Cathy, and other members of Audie's family
Some of my fondest memories are with you two when we were young and living in Winter Park. We would play outside almost every day that we could until it got dark outside, I can hear your grandmother or my mother calling us in now.
I know you will miss him terribly, may he rest in peace.
Thinking of you,
Carolyn Graham

Brennen Chance

October 18, 2020

Hey papa,

Wanted to let you know how much I live you and miss you. The hours of meals on wheels, the hours at the beach, and the times I felt like I was having lunch with a celebrity when we went to the purple onion. You were a stranger to no one and I know that so well. Going to a new customers house for meals on wheels and we end up there for 3 hours of just talking and learning they’re story. Thank you for also taking us to the beach, taking us to the water slide and you having to deal with the other screaming kids around while your peanut and BC had fun. Thank you for the dozens rounds of putt putt and the hours of fishing. You were a man of many friends and people always knew you as a wonderful, amazing, awesome man. I saw you like how those people saw you, but I got a little more. I got to see my papa. How he’d sacrifice doing something he loved like watching the race, takin a nap or workin down in the shed to take us to the beach. I saw someone who loved his daughters, me, peanut and Jeremy more than anyone one this planet. You will always be in my heart.
I love you papa

Your BC


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