L.A. Low passed away peacefully on March 1, 2021. Graveside service will be held at Peaceful Gardens in Woodrow, Texas on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11 a.m.
As the 7th of 8 children, L.A. was born in Coleman County, Texas on February 6, 1927 to Hiram Swiney Low and Eula Jenny Rinehart. This depression era baby lived a childhood few of us can imagine. He traveled across Texas in a covered wagon, worked the family farm alongside his parents and siblings, and completed school work by the light of a coal oil lamp. After completing school, he enlisted in the Army at 18 years old. He would later continue to serve in the Air Force Reserves as a young adult.
In his first marriage, L.A. was blessed with a son, Vernon Rojek. He ultimately met Rosie Marie Duckworth and they began their 60 year marriage on October 13, 1951. They were blessed with 4 children: Patricia Knapp, Steven Low, Jeffrey Low, and John Low. In 1952 he attended a trade school where he learned to build and repair furniture.
L.A. moved his family to Lubbock, Texas in 1957 - a place they would call home. A hard-working man, this industrious Texan worked as a truck driver and for a dry cleaner before a 30 year career with Sear’s Roebuck. During this time he also ran a small shop out of his home repairing furniture for Lubbock Country Club to make ends meet and support his family. He could fix nearly anything that needed repair. As his grandchildren would say, "If Papa can't fix it, it can't be fixed."
After retiring, L.A. returned to his lifelong hobby of playing country music. He made numerous friends, including Lon McMinn, with whom he would shoot-the-bull, sing, and play country music at the barbershop. In his latter years he enjoyed tinkering with his tools, listening to his 8 track player, and visiting with his family. A product of his childhood, L.A. was a tough, hard man but he never left doubt in his love for his family. He taught us all a strong work ethic and what it meant to provide for your family. He was our Man, Myth, and Legend and we are blessed to have had him for 94 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rosie Marie Low in 2012 and his son Steven Low in 2020.
He is survived by his children Vernon, Patricia, Jeffrey, and John; his grandchildren Jennifer Knapp, Shaun Knapp, Cristy Salit, Heather West, Heather Blanchette, Tiffany Low, Jada Kent, and Kara Rueda; and his great grandchildren Brianna Barrera, Collin Knapp, Trinity and Lincoln Blanchette, Aiden Low, and Elijah, Isaac, Gideon, and Magdalene Rueda.
The family wants to thank the nursing staff on 2 North at Carillon and also to Area Community Hospice for their loving care of L.A. during his last year.
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