Decorated WWII veteran Bob Lowe dies at 94

Funeral services scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Robert D. Lowe, 1921-2015.

Lafayette has lost one of its longtime heroes and a champion of the community. Robert D. Lowe, 94, a decorated World War II veteran and dedicated philanthropist, died peacefully at his home.

Bob Lowe (as he was known to friends) was a part of the Lafayette business and civic world for decades. His list of lifetime accomplishments is long.

In 2011, he was named the Lafayette Civic Cup recipient. The award is given every year to someone in the community who has a record of community involvement and humanitarian or civic deeds that fall outside of the work they do for a living.

Lowe was a marine who served his country in World War II and fought in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

He was well known in the business world as well. He was the founder of the All American Development Company, Gulfgate Marine, a utility company, and Central Industries, a successful oilfield company.

Funeral services for Bob Lowe will begin with visitation from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on August 8, 2015, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension on Johnston Street in Lafayette. A church service will follow the visitation from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Then a short reception after the service at the church’s reception hall. Only Lowe’s family will be allowed at the gravesite.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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