Bruce Lowell was born March 21, 1952, in Flint, Michigan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle, cousin, and friend. Bruce Lowell was an Air Force man, Microsoft man, and most recently, a Realtor but he was above all, a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Bruce found the most joy loving and caring for his family while also surprising them with pranks and regaling them with "Dad" jokes. Bruce met Diana Palmer at age 15 while camping with their respective families. He eventually convinced Diana to give him a chance and they began dating and later married and had two strong-willed daughters.
Bruce and family experienced many adventures together here and abroad including hiking waterfalls, puffin attacks, cruising around Hawaii, fishing and snorkeling in the Florida Keys and taking the boat out on the bay or the lakes of Florida and Washington.
Bruce was a sports fanatic but changed teams every time he moved geographic location - though he remained a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan for many decades. In recent years, he could be heard for blocks yelling at NFL referees or pounding on his chair during hockey games. He built racecars with his brother and cousins as a kid and enjoyed keeping up with NASCAR. He was a huge fan of holiday traditions and loved setting up a Christmas village each year with his grandchildren and touring the neighborhood looking for the most Griswold-esque display of lights with his family. Bruce loved the mountains and tolerated the beach for the sake of his family. He loved his family deeply and he is greatly missed.
Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Geraldine Lowell and his brother Gary Lowell. He is survived by his wife, Diana Lowell, two daughters, Suzette Attinelli of Everett, Washington (Jayson Attinelli), and Rachel Oliver of Lakewood, Colorado (Patrick Oliver) as well as his grandchildren Kylie Attinelli of Everett, Washington and Roland Attinelli of Everett, Washington, his brother Steve Lowell (Jill Lowell) of Chesapeake, Virginia along with several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service has been scheduled for Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW #7122 Honor Guard. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 10, 2021.