Mr. Lawrence "Sonny" Thomas Lowe


Lawrence “Sonny” Thomas Lowe of Bristol, Tennessee, born November 9, 1931, was a devoted husband, father, poppa, friend, and American Patriot. On May 13, 2021, he left this world at the age of 89, surrounded by loved ones.

Lawrence proudly served his country for a total of twenty-one years. He was a United States Navy Radarman 3rd class Petty Officer and United States Air Force Staff Sergeant and Technical Sergeant. He served four years in the United States Navy and seventeen years in the United States Air Force. Throughout his time in the military, he received a college education, met many wonderful people, and traveled to multiple countries. Lawrence was also a long-time member of American Legion Post 145, where he held numerous leadership positions.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beatrice.

Lawrence is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Jane; his daughter, Dee Rogers and husband Charles; stepson, Victor and wife Verlena Ray; step-daughter, Tracy Smith; and granddaughters, Teresa, Amber, Jordan, and Brooke.

To know Lawrence was to love him. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with.


Services for Mr. Lawrence Lowe will be conducted Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 2 pm from Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, TN.



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