OBITUARY

Robbie Carroll Lowman

September 10, 1939February 3, 2020
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Robbie Carroll Lowman, 80, of Smithfield, died on February 3, 2020. Robbie was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. Robbie was truly an Ace of all trades. After his time in the service he started as a typesetter, typing 80-100 words a minute. He went on to do many different things, which included the carpentry, plumbing and electric industries as well as becoming a banker, home builder and engineer. He finished his career working as a project manager and estimator for American Metal Fabrication from 1979-2008, when he retired. Throughout his career and life, he was known as a perfectionist in all that he did. Even after retirement he held jobs at Sears selling appliances and the Motor vehicle administration as a Maintenance Technician. At the age of 64 and long after his financial success and stability, he was extremely proud to have went back to school and completed his High School Equivalency Test (GED).

Robbie was also a loyal member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and eventually he proudly served as the Virginia State FOE President in 2003. He was a member of FOE Alexandria #871 for over 35 years. After moving and retiring to North Carolina, Robbie became a member of Sharon Baptist Church. In his spare time, he loved to start every day at 4 am with his coffee and crossword puzzles that he was quite incredible at completing every day. He was an avid, and lifelong Washington Redskins fan and was just as passionate about his love for baseball where he spent many years successfully coaching all four of his children in youth sports, particularly baseball/softball. He also loved to play golf with his three sons on weekends. To relax, Robbie enjoyed traveling with his fellow FOE brothers, sisters and his family across the state of Virginia for FOE conventions, or various sporting. Robbie is survived by his wife, Martha Lowman; sons, Rick Lowman, Mike Lowman (Marti) and Mark Lowman (LeeAnn); daughter, Nina Ansoategui (Jay); 15 grandchildren, Ryan Taylor (Amy), Chris Taylor, Mark Taylor (Janna), Nikki Ford (Tim), Rachel Adams (Quinn), Robbie Lowman, Kelsey Lowman, Mikey Lowman, Kristen Lowman, Tyler Lowman, Rachel Lowman, Charlotte Foster, AnnaLee Foster, Andrew Foster and Jeremy Corey; 6 great grandchildren, Jaxxon, McKenzie, Laci, Kailee, Teagan, and Sarah; brother, Danny Lowman; and sister, Patsy Thomas. Robbie was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Margie Lowman; and brother, Jerry Lowman. A visitation will be from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, February 7 at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. A funeral will be held on Saturday, February 8 at 1:00pm, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow the funeral at Raleigh Memorial Park, with funeral honors rendered by the United States Navy.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Solange Nana

February 20, 2020

Personally, I never met or knew Robbie, but I just wanted to take a minute to extend my sincerest condolences to the family and friends and to thank Robbie for his services to our country. May he RIPP.

Beverly Wilkins

February 16, 2020

This is a wonderful memory of my sister Lori Hudson, me-Beverly (Hudson) Wilkins, and my sister Christie (Hudson) Jones with our Uncle Robbie, out on a fishing boat.

Nina Ansoategui

February 10, 2020

Our dad with his 3 siblings, 1973

Terri Biby

February 7, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Though it is hard to let go, be in peace in knowing that Robbie is always with you but is now rejoicing in heaven with so many family members who were waiting for him.

Until we meet again, Dear Cousin, watch over us from afar and know that you are loved and missed.

Terri Biby

Debbie Allen

February 4, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP Robbie, I know you’re dancing all over heaven.

George Ellmore

February 4, 2020

I moved to Mississippi 16 years ago but never gave up my Eagles membership. Robbie was a good friend for many years. He will be missed by all. God Bless his family.

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