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 www.heritagefuneralservice.com. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the Lowman family.
Condolences to everyone in the Lowman family. I have such great memories of Alan from my freshman year in high school. He was always playing pranks on me. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Coach Lowman was a fantastic coach and a great person in our community! He will be missed and I’m praying for Mrs Lowman and the family!
We loved Coach Lowman. He still called me “ Icard”, just like he did as my teacher at Valdese Jr High. Bruce and I both thought the world of Coach Lowman. He will be missed. Sending hugs to Rexanna and the boys and to sweet Shirley. ❤️
Truly sorry for the loss of Coach Lowman he was a great mentor and truly cared about all of his students. Prayers for the Lowman family during this difficult time.
Mr.Lowman was amazing teacher I was blessed have him my gymnastics teacher at East Burke high school. He will be greatly missed.
I’m thinking of you and your children today. I wish that I could be there to help in some way. There are so many people who loved you both that you will have plenty of love and support around you. It’s hard to go through any loss without that, as I found out when Mother died. I am very sorry that you and your sons are having to have this sorrow.
Rexanna, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and hoping each day will be a little brighter. You have always been a dear friend and I have so many wonderful memories of our childhood. Take care my friend.
Coach Lowman was an amazing Man, Teacher, and Coach. Praying for the family. May God give them peace and comfort during this time.
Sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
My sincere condolences to Rexanne and the Lowman family. May God bless each of you during this most difficult time in your lives.
You remain in my most sincere prayers.
Sending love and prayers to Alan’s family. I can’t begin to explain what Alan was to me. Millions of laughs and pranks come to my mind whenever I hear his name. He was so much to so many people. To me he was a great friend. My heartfelt condolences. We have lost a great one!
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you and your family. You will be continually in my prayers.
Having known Allen and his family for many years I was saddened when I heard he had passed away. Allen touched the lives of so many across his career and I know they feel the same as I do. May the Holy Spirit comfort everyone during this difficult time.
Prayers for family during your sorrow 🙏
Coach Lowman was a great influence on me and others who played on his teams. He will be missed by many!!
Coach Lowman was a simple man. No matter how much he pushed you in the classroom or on the field you always knew he cared for his students and players. I think everyone had a nickname with him. He was not an emotional type, but you always knew his mood by his interaction with you. He bettered every life he touched. That I don’t doubt. My prayers are for his family, may you find comfort in knowing so many valued your husband, father, father-in-law, uncle, cousin or son.
Rexanna and family, So sad to learn of Allen’s death. Had a lot of fun with him at work. He did a great job with all the kids he worked with. He and his humor will be missed. God bless him and your family.
I remember both Alan and Rexanne from Salem Jr. High. My prayers are with everyone in the family and may God continue to cover ALL of you with peace on the coming days.
Coach you will be missed. You were one of the most influential coaches I ever had and I appreciate all you did for me even when I made it tough. Rest easy.
Sending you my prayers, Rexanna. So sorry to hear of Allen’s passing. I have great memories of Allen during my softball and basketball playing days at the Rec and McGalliard Falls. May our Father in Heaven comfort you and the whole family during this time and hold you in His arms.
Loved that guy, one of the best !! Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Lots of memories. He never was that good at Rook! But, he was fun to be around. So very sorry for you, Rexanna, and your family.