Allen Ray Lowman was called home by his Heavenly Father on Friday, March 10th 2023. Allen was born on March 13th, 1952 in Valdese, North Carolina to Murray and Eula Mae Lowman. He was a 1970 graduate of Valdese High School and later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Appalachian State University.

On August 12, 1984, he was married to Rexanna Pennell Lowman of whom he has been married to for the past 38 years. He began his professional career as an athletic director for the Town of Valdese Recreation Department, but spent most of his career as an educator with Burke County Public Schools. Throughout his tenure, he taught, coached and mentored countless youth at Salem Junior High, Valdese Junior High, East Burke High School and Heritage Middle School. Throughout his life, he loved running into former students around the community, relaxing with his dogs Charlie and Bailey, and cheering for his Green Bay Packers, North Carolina Tar Heels and Appalachian State Mountaineers.

Allen was preceded in death by his mother Eula Mae Lowman, his father Murray Lowman and his brother Ricky Lowman. He is survived by his wife Rexanna Lowman of Valdese; son AJ Lowman and wife Melody of Greensboro; son Zach Lowman of Valdese; sister Shirley Webb and husband Robert of Morganton; nieces, nephews, cousins, and special cousin Albert Huffman of Hickory, who was like a brother to him.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, March 19th at 2:30 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery in Valdese. A memorial service celebrating Allen’s life will be held at Valdese First Baptist Church on Sunday at 3:00 pm. A reception and receiving of friends will be held inside the church fellowship hall following the service.

Memorials may be made to Valdese First Baptist Church, 500 Faet Street NW, Valdese, NC 28690.

An online guestbook and obituary are available at Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the Lowman family.