Billy J Lowe

January 14, 1935February 16, 2014

.Retired MSG Billy Joe Lowe passed away Sunday February 16, 2014 in Killeen Texas. He was born January 14, 1935 in Morristown, Tennessee to Daniel Lowe and Ella Headrick. He joined the Army and stationed at Ft Gordon in 1958, he was stationed at several ofther locations before retiring in 1976 at Ft Hood. He earned the following ribbons and Medals: Driver and Mechanic Badge, Natonal Defense Service Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal w/2 Bronze stars, Bronze Star Medal w/1 oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/1 oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal Clasp/silver & Loop, Meritorious Seervice Medal. Mr. Lowe was a lifelong public servant. In addition to his esteemed military career, he served as a police officer at Texas A&M University, was Chief of Police for Nolanville Texas, and a state prison guard in Gatesville Texas. He is survived by his lifelong companion Marcella “Marcy” Cearlock, his sisters Louise Lowe-Davis and Faye Onbey, his brother James “JD” Lowe, his son Billy Joe Lowe II, and his daughter Patricia R. Lowe. He had 15 grand children: Brandon, Megan, Priscilla, Billy, Shannon, Mickinzie, Dustin, Jordan, Jayci, Gary, Ryan, Shanda, Nathan, Stevie and Boe. He had 9 great grandchildren: Hayden, Logan, Zoey, Skyla, Nathan, Kiona, Patience, and Aspen. He loved to travel, go bowling and fishing, play poker, and spend time with his grandkids. A special thank you to Marcy’s daughter, Teresa Anderson, her husband, James Anderson, and family friend, Rose Thompson for their support. Donations may be made in his name to the Disabled Veterans Association. Visitation is Wednesday February 26th from 10am to 12pm at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen Texas. Funeral services will be at 1:30pm on Wednesday February 26th, 2014 at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, burial with Full Military Honors will be at Central Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Mindy Troutman

January 13, 2015

I have been thinking a lot about you lately, Billy. Your birthday is tomorrow, and it pains me to think that you were 11 months away from reaching one of your goals of living to be 80. I sit in my classroom at work, and I think about all the stories I missed out on telling you at Sunday poker games. I knew you would have loved to see me walk the college stage, start my "big girl" job at the high school, and so much more. I still have a hard time believing you are no longer here. I look at some of your pictures and think about how unreal your passing was. One of my favorite memories was sitting on your old comfortable couch, staring at the poor fish that needed his tank cleaned, and talking about what I plan to do with my life and my 'new boyfriend.'" You always were blunt, Billy Boy, and I will never forget you or your lady, "Marcellie." Rest easy, and I will see you on the other side. I love you, Old Man Billy.

March 6, 2014

Billy, what can I say. You were a larger than life character with a larger than life personality. I will always remember your hearty laugh and sense of humor. You will be missed.

Lorraine & Mark McMillin.

February 27, 2014

To the family of Billy Lowe, My prayers are with you. Thanks Marci for letting me know of your loss. Billy and I served in Vietnam together,(1970) he was a funny guy. GOD BLESS! Bobby Leach

February 27, 2014

The Headrick Family in Greeneville, TN sends sympathy to the Family..
We will never forget Billy Joe...

February 27, 2014

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you... Billy Joe was our cousin and we will miss him. Love you..
Beulah Headrick Sizemore and Brenda Headrick Sexton..

Faye & Bill Onbey

February 26, 2014

Sharing the grief of the loss of my brother with Marcy, Patti, Billy Joe, my great nieces and nephews, and our brother and sister. Billy Joe was not only a brother but also a wonderful friend. Our times together and conversations are filled with cherished memories. He was a loving brother who will be sadly missed. God bless all of you.

David and Gail Wical

February 25, 2014

We have known Billy for many, many years. He was such a good friend and we will miss him very much. Our prayers are with Marcy and his family.

James Dearing

February 25, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Marcy and Bill's family members that I've heard so much about from my wife but have never met. I had the opportunity of spending a few hours with Bill when he visited my wife, his niece, and me in Tennessee a couple of years ago. I liked him immediately, and especially enjoyed the conversations we shared. I was looking forward to getting better acquainted with him. Condolences to the family.

Tami Dearing

February 25, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to Marcy, "Little Bill", Patti, the grandchildren, and great-children...all of whom he was so proud of. I loved Uncle Billy Joe very much and will miss him more than words can express. I have so many fond memories of him...the huge pink bulldog he brought me when he returned from Viet Nam, the guy he demanded an explanation from for having his niece (me) on the back of a Harley when I was 32 years old, the talks we shared, and the straight forward advice he provided. He perfected the balance between being tough as nails when necessary and the gentle kindness of a man who deeply loved his family whether they be his children, grandchildren, siblings, or nieces and nephews. He always made me feel like the most special niece in the world although I'm quite sure he made all of his nieces feel just as special. I will always remember him as a very special uncle. RIP Uncle Billy Joe. I'll continue to love you always. You may be gone but your huge presence and the tremendous impact you had upon my life will never be forgotten.

February 24, 2014

Our thoughts and Prayers to Marcy and his family, Our family has been touched by his life and how he spoke so highly of his "Lady" Marcelly, his family, and his love for being a soldier. We will miss you Billy, RIP our friend.
Mike, Patti, Chris, Mindy & Matthew Troutman