Norwood O. Lowery's life on earth ended as his new journey in heaven began December 25, 2011. He was 85 years old. He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur Lowery and Robena McLaughlin Sherman; Brother, Gordon H. Lowery; Mother and Father-in-law, Dick and Ione Middleton; and Brother-in-Law, Jack Loveladdy. He is survived by wife, Pat Middleton Lowery; daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Ted Sullivan; Patty and Donald Galvan. Grandchildren, Ashley Sullivan Sweny and Jason Sweny, Austin Sullivan, Allison Sullivan, Jordyn Hacker, Jennifer Hacker and Jillian Hacker. Brother, Bruce B. Lowery. Sister-in-Laws, Yvonne Loveladdy and Beth Durrett Lowery. Nieces, Leslie Joilssant and Mary Nordberg. Nephew, J.D. Loveladdy.
Norwood served in W.W. 2 as a member of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. He loved the Texas oilfield and specialized in International Oilfield Sales. In 1964 he moved his young family to Libya and became a member of the international N.O.M.A.D. organization. He was proud to be a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Scottish Rite. Norwood was also a member of First United Methodist Church Pasadena. He loved to paint, woodwork and spend time creating in his "little house." He was especially proud of his wooden Texas flags; one of which is displayed in a Texas courtroom. He was referred to as "Big Bird" by his grandchildren and all who knew and loved him. Special thanks to the people of Parson's House Assisted Living for their loving care.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in Shelbyville Cemetery, 7 miles south of Center, Texas.