November 16, 1941 – August 6, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Francis (Frank) H. Lowder announces his passing on August 6, 2018. He will be lovingly missed by the love of his life Jean C. Lowder, his 6 children Frank Lowder Jr (Linda), Cheryle “Dolly” Lowder, Cindy Stewart (Pete), Rhonda Hawkins (Ryan), Thomas Shaw, and Cliff Lowder (Kristen), his 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and extended family and friends. Papa, as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his number one grandson, Brandon Shaw, and many other loved ones.
Frank was born November 16, 1941 in Charleston, SC to Clifton A. Lowder and Quinette D. Lowder. He served in the Marines and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was in the retail business for many years, running Lowder’s Grocery on James Island and an employee of CVS. After retiring, he was a part time driver for Mile-A-Minute Delivery. Papa was a very loving and kind man. He never met a stranger and loved by all that knew him. Frank’s term of endearment for the women in his life was “Babe”.
There will be a memorial service on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 4p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 355 Woodland Shores Rd, James Island, with a celebration of life to follow at 894 Piccadilly Circle, James Island from 5:30-8:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org, (501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105) or The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at www.afsp.org (1-888-333-AFSP)
August 10, 2018
Whenever I become aware that another Marine has answered his last muster, I am reminded by words in our Marines’ Hymn that tell us, “… the streets of Heaven are guarded by United States Marines.” Rest your pack, Marine, and take your post. You still have important work to do. Semper Fi