Marvin Tyson Lowry, age 83, of Springfield, Tennessee, passed on January 12 after briefly surviving a massive brain stroke. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date, in the Spring. Mr. Lowry was born July 23, 1937 in Vonore, TN.
Marvin Tyson Lowry is survived by Carolyn Tinsley Lowry, his loving wife of 17 years, by his son: Christopher Tyson Lowry and by his two granddaughters: McKenna Reign Lowry and Reagan Corinne Lowry of Michigan City, Indiana, by his stepdaughters: Terri Ann Clinard Holliday (Darrell) of Adairville, Kentucky; Beth Clinard Dawson (Johnny) of Olmstead, Kentucky and Diana Clinard Howard of Thompson’s Station, and by his 5 step grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death: Mary Woodson Lowry, his loving wife of 38 years; Dorinda Rendon Lowry, his daughter in law; Joseph Gamble Lowry and Johnnie Eva Starritt Lowry, his parents.
In college, Marvin was a stellar athlete and played basketball, forward position and baseball as 3rd baseman. In high school Marvin was a star and lettered athlete. He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a minor in accounting. Marvin later completed numerous Masters degree program marketing courses - the University of Tennessee. Marvin honorably served our Country in the United States Air Force as Airman 1st Class. He was stationed in Germany during the Berlin Crisis.
Marvin retired after 30 years with Conwood Corporation as President of the Theatre and Television Division. While employed with Conwood Corporation, Marvin held several executive management positions. Marvin developed the first microwave popcorn, which was later patented and sold to the Orville Redenbacher Company. After his retirement from Conwood Corporation as Division President, Marvin was employed with the United States Department of the Treasury for 8 years.
Marvin’s hobbies, activities, and notables include hunting and fishing; building bluebird houses; enjoyed reading books that feature love stories; enthusiastic about sports with favorites being TN Titans Football, UT Football and UK Basketball; enjoyed traveling. Marvin accepted Jesus Christ at age 8 and was baptized in Greenback, TN., he rededicated his life as an adult.
Marvin, on numerous occasions, stated about his life, “I have lived a fun filled lifetime and to its fullest.”
If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Church of Christ, 2446 Ferguson Road, Olmstead, KY 42265 or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
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