Thurman M. Lowe, III
Thurman Marion Lowe, III was known to friends and family as “Rion”. Only 24 years old, Rion died early Friday morning, March 6, 2009, after being struck by a pickup truck while walking home with a group of friends in Hammond, Louisiana. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home Chapel, 4747 Veterans Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy. in Metairie, LA on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Howes Cemetery in Ponchatoula, LA. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and on Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Rion was a communications major at Southeastern Louisiana University but was sitting out the semester and working at the WalMart Distribution Center in Robert, Louisiana. He loved playing sports and video games and just hanging around with his friends and his beloved dog, Trip. Originally from Kenner, Rion graduated from John Curtis Christian School where he played football, basketball and track. He moved to Hammond to attend Southeastern where he was a javelin thrower on the track team for one year and an outside linebacker on the football team for one year. His love of sports kept him active playing flag-football and basketball on campus. Rion was a nice, caring, friendly guy who would do anything for anyone. He was also funny – he liked to make people laugh. He has many friends who will miss him terribly. Rion is survived by his mother and father – Cindy and Thurman “Buddy” Lowe, Jr.; younger brothers – Kyle and Shane; his grandparents – Joan and Ken Howes and Joann and Thurman Lowe, Sr.; seven aunts, one uncle and twelve cousins. Memorial contributions may be sent to John Curtis Christian School, 10125 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, LA 70123 (504-737-4621).