Hey Charles, I need your advice. I wish you were here to give it. I miss you. Watch us from above and know that when we one day are called above that I hope you are at the gates waiting. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for all the advice, guidance, and helping hand you have given me. You are ever so missed.
I only knew Charles for a short time and did a lot of his firearms transfers. We will miss his visits. Rest in peace Mr Lowrie.
I worked in the JP#3 offices from 2000 to 2008. Lowrie was not only a co-worker he was a friend. I was saddened to hear of his passing away. Lowrie will always hold a special place in my heart. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. Rest in peace dear friend. (Bob)
I will miss you my good friend. Semper Fi! Lew
RIP....Semper Fi...He will be missed
JDMurphy Mike Co. 3/3...
Sean - I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My prayers go out to you and your family. I remember your Dad teaching our Criminal Justice Class at ORHS my Senior Year! Good Times
I was 18 yrs old when I first met Charles. He terrified me. But as I became part of the family, I realized what a great person he was. He showed his love and kindness threw giving. I mentioned one time that I loved frogs. After that for a few yrs every time I saw him he had frog stuff for me. I grew to love him very, very much. He adored his grandbabies. I will miss him so much.
We were saddened to hear of Charles passing away.We truly enjoyed working with him at MCSO for several years.Our hearts go out to his family.Rest in peace,Capt.Clink
I personally don't know Mr. Lowrie but it appears this man is larger than words. My heart goes out to the Lowrie Family and those who were close to the family. Prayers going up from here. May the Lord's comfort and strength be with you.
You will be truly missed. You are the reason i started my journey in the Marine corps. You wrote me motivational letters every day i was gone. You kept us together you have given me so many memories. I am honred to have been apart of your life.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow
Charles Lowrie is his name but he was always Big Papa to those of us he protected as a very important member of our Security Force at Smart Financial Credit Union for over 14 years. I fondly remember picking up the the phone and there would be no words just a grrrrrr and know he was on the line. It was quintessential Lowrie. At first I thought he was mad at me then he would say "That Dog Won't Hunt" and I knew all was good. Capn' Snuffy and El Magnifico (his own name for himself) were other monikers that remind me of him .His love of reading,fine intellect and generous spirit are facets of my friend I will always hold dear. He was truly one of a kind. He was loved and will be sorely missed on this Earth.I wish the Lord's comfort for his Family.
Charles Lowrie is one of the most impressive people I've known. Sad to hear of his passing.
Reading all of the previous stories about Charles,( all true) said a lot about the man honored in them. It shows how he was loved and admired by all who knew him, what a great honor for his memory. I also worked with him at MCSO,and always enjoyed his presence with his wit and humor.I last spoke to Charles about ten days before he passed,he was his jovial self,and sounded great, I'm glad I got to speak with him.
My dear friend, my hero Charles Everett Lowrie, you will be missed. I haven't your expanded vocabulary to adequately express my sorrow and sadness. I will forever remember your wisdom, knowledge, stories, lessons, laughter, grunts and of course your admonishment to those called to your office of “don't sit down you're not going to be here that long”. You will never be forgotten.
I am so sad to hear of Captain Lowrie's passing! I would like to wish the family (both close and extended) my heart felt condolences. We used to attend the same Church when I was young at the Grangerland Church of Christ and he always had some funny song he would sing for us. Later when I went to work for the Montgomery County SO he was instrumental in helping me get hired on and he even sold me my very first duty weapon. Charles was the best supervisor (and friend) a guy could have. He could be so stern and then give you that gentle 'hmm' at the end to let you know, he had your back. We all used to get him off track any time he was chastising us about something, we would ask him something about when he was in the service. He would start off on a tangent about some 'war' story or another and we would listen to him for an hour or more. He truly was the best! I know the family will hurt for a time but at least we can all feel comforted that he is with our Lord and Savior. Though I wasn't a marine, Semper Fi, Charles. And he truly was!
I had such a crush on Charlie at Sam Houston State and remember his performance in Kismet. Truly enjoyed his wry sense of humor. How wonderful to read of his sterling Marine and law enforcement career. Sounds like a good life. My condolences to his children.
Gail Pillow Northern
I am so sorry to hear of Charles's passing. I knew him from Jeff Davis High School. He will be missed.
I first got to know "Captain Wonderful" (as he identified himself over the phone in a sing-songy voice) when I went to work for Pete Speers, the DA at the time, in 1985; Charles worked in the Sheriff's Department. I got to know him better because he and my late husband (Frank Bass) became friends. He was funny, witty, and oh so intelligent. What a story teller! I am honored that he named Frank one of his honorary pallbearers; that would please Frank greatly. Charles will definitely be missed, and there will never be another like him! I'm picturing him with Frank and the angels sitting down and continuing their laughing and story telling.
Terry and I were totally shocked and saddened to hear of Charles' passing. We were all classmates at Houston Jefferson Davis High School so knew him well. Charles and I really go way back. We played Little League together on the Canada Dry Cubs. He was our ace pitcher the way I remember. At the same time we were in the same 5th and 6th grade classes at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Lindale subdivision in Houston. Parents Jess and Mabel invited us to their fishing camp in Olivia Tx several times – my interest in fishing was revitalized by watching and emulating Jess's techniques. Mabel was such a sweet lady. We reconnected in 1960 at Sam Houston State – we were roommates. I really enjoyed his friendship- we kept each other in stitches.
I am so glad I got to see him at our 50th High-school reunion. I did not recognize him though; I agree with some of the comments here- he would be intimidating as a detective or supervisor! (he was very slender in his youth). I was proud to read of his accomplishments and tributes while in the military- we did not know about this or his peace-officer career as a detective and supervisor.
We are so sorry for your loss.
I remember Charles from the MCSO. He was gruff and funny. He was a friend and co-worker.He will be missed. I know he will keep them laughing in Heaven. Rest in peace my friend.
i knew Charles back at Jeff Davis H.S. I was sorry to hear of his passing.
I want to extend my love and prayers to Capt. Lowrie's family. I can truly feel your pain and wish for you, with God's help, the hole in your hearts heals quickly. You will always miss this sweet guy. He was my husband, Johnny's, supervisor at MCSO and friend, and my friend too. I always remember him as "like John Wayne" standing tall with a semi stern look but also a hint of a grin until all of a sudden out would come a big smile. Johnny did so respect and appreciate him and now they are patrolling the streets of gold in together. I can see Johnny greeting him at Heaven's gates with "come on in Captain." Love and peace in y'alls heart sooner than later I hope, Vicki Gregson and family
He was my daddy's best friend. He was a friend to the whole family. He called me Mimi Belle!! I just loved it. I will miss him dearly. My heart is just broken. He was a true gentleman. I love you Captain and will miss you dearly.
Charles, you're an amazing man and will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you for playing a big part of my life and for that I will be forever grateful. I will miss you dearly and will always love you.
Chip and I are so sorry to hear about Mr. Charles. He was such a great friend and special part of our family. He will be especially missed during the holidays, always telling jokes. May your memories bring you comfort during this most difficult time. He is walking the streets of gold and probably telling a joke or two, but he will forever remain in our hearts. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will see you on the other side dear friend so save us a seat. Love you!!
Charles Lowrie was, is now and always will be a fine man. His wit and wisdom were endless. I'm a better person for having known him.
Charles Lowrie...have know idea who will fill his shoes, but that person will have a rough time. Charles had wit, knowledge, teaching ability, and you could go on and on. He had a lot to teach and everyone could learn. You rest in peace for you deserve it. Semper Fi from a fellow Marine.
Charles Lowrie was one of my favorite Captains at Montgomery County Sheriff's Dept. He will be missed by all that knew him. He was also known as "Colonel Clink". Rest in peace my friend.
Charles was a coworker, but more importantly a good friend. We worked at the Sheriff's department with the best group of law enforcement peopl, We were a family. He was a giant of a man with a booming voice, I remember well his "Big Red" and "Did I say that too loud?" He didn't want anyone to know that he was just a big old teddy bear at heart. He spent his life helping others, always encouraging. He loved my mom too, she was a dispatcher.
I talked to him May 30th to let him know mom had passed away suddenly. He was so upset to hear this and when I asked him if he could say a few words about mom at her memorial service June 1st at Mims, he said he couldn't because he would just fall apart talking about her. We talked at least an hour and a half, looking forward to seeing each other.
What a shock when I recieved the news. First my mom, then Charles just days later. My heart is broken and grieving for both of them.
Charles was one of my 3.5 rocket men in Vietnam in 1966-1967 and did an excellent job. Also he wrote some articles that were published in the Leatherneck which was is a professional Marine magazine. Always enjoyed the sea stories we told at the reunions. Will see you topside at the first roll-call. Respectively JAY BAUMGARDNER MAJ.USMC RET.
Lowrie (Big Papa) was such a wonderful man. I will miss him so much. I enjoyed all of our time together at Smart Financial.
Charles was my first sergeant when I went to work for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in 1976. He was responsible for getting me hired there. I learned many things at the feet of someone who could quote Shakespeare and the Bible in one story. Charles always insisted that we better ourselves by getting all of the continuing law enforcement education available to us. He often times had to play the part of the bad parent with we young deputies by bleeding all over our offense reports with his famous red pen but we learned from that experience. My last conversation with him sometime back was to thank him for teaching me how to compose a good investigative report.
Those who worked with Charles for any length of time have heard his famous crime scene phrase of “go over there and get their version of the truth”. Charles also taught us to “be as nice to people as they will let you”.
I will eternally be grateful for meeting and working for and with my good friend Charles Lowrie. His presence will be missed. Rest in peace my good friend.
What an amazing man!!! Mr. Lowrie, you wiill be truely missed. I will miss your "growl" when i answer the phone and you have a joke to tell me! Never had to guess who was on the other end! Your kindness and wisdom have made Scott and I prosper in our business and our personal lives-you will never be forgotten- I love you and I will miss you every day!
Big Papa, you were very much loved by all your friends from Smart Financial CU. I will miss your big smile and bear hugs...Kenia Bermudez and The Woodlands/Rayford Branch.
You are so loved, you will be missed. We love you.
You will be missed by your wonderful family and friends...
Was an honor to call you friend ....
Jackie and James Middlebrooks
Charles was my first Sergeant on going to work for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in 1976. He always stressed the need for continuing education and saw to it that we took advantage of every opportunity to learn more about our profession. He taught me early on to "be as nice to people as they will let you be". And who doesn't remember being at a crime scene with Charles and hearing those famous words "go over there and get their version of the truth". And none of us can forget getting back that first offense report that he had bled all over with the red pen making corrections in his signature style to ensure that we could better express ourselves. I thank Charles every day silently for my report writing, interview and people skills. Rest in peace Captain Lowrie we will all miss you.