Lowe Earl Waggoner, 88, passed away on October 13, 2017 to his heavenly glory and to be joined with his beloved and much missed wife, Ellen and their daughter, Rhonda.
Lowe was born on September 29, 1929 to the late Chester Waggoner and Norene Waggoner Moore. He was raised by his Grandma and Grandpa Logan Beymer.
He grew up in the Medina/Sandyville area. He went to work for the Hope Gas Company in 1949. Retiring after 41 years 7 months of dedicated service.
Lowe was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. His family had many wonderful camping trips to the Bever Dam area with their life long friends, Jackie Conger and the late Clement Conger and their son, Gary, and Andy Hall. He enjoyed many outdoor adventures with his good friend, Lester Terry. Lowe and Ellen made several trips out west to hunt for Mule Deer. Lowe also enjoyed his Canadian Bear Trips with great success. In their later years, both Lowe and Ellen enjoyed being snowbirds to Florida. He loved all of God’s natural wonders and to be outside was a blessing.
Lowe loved to play guitar, banjo and other instruments, but most of all he loved his get togethers with the McCumbers Clan and Doug Butler to just pick and grin. He had a sense of humor, some called ornery. His heart was made of gold and usually captured all that crossed his path. He served as an Elder in the People’s Church of Boaz, was saved and served the LORD to the best of his ability. He belonged to the Gideon’s and distributed bibles around the Mid Ohio Valley.
Lowe was constantly tinkering and loved fixing anything, and anything old he could fix.
He liked the W.Va. Mountaineers, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Steelers and most of the Major league football teams. He enjoyed watching all the old western shows, the RFD channel, Bluegrass and Gospel music.
Lowe was dedicated to taking care of his beloved wife, Ellen, until her passing in 2015.
Lowe was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, young sister Connie, beloved wife Ellen Rardin Waggoner and daughter, Rhonda Waggoner Hilton.
Lowe is survived by son, Jeff and wife Kyra Waggoner, Papaw’s grandson, Jason and wife Lisa Waggoner, great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Noah and Maddox Waggoner, who were forever making him smile and laugh. His and Ellen’s “adopted” family, Tim, Lee Ann, Brandon and Chase Fragale. His family he was raised with, the Beymers, especially Randy and his lemon ice cream, his Hope Gas family, special nephews and nieces of the Hall family and his dog Desi.
Lowe’s many family neighbors and friends will remember him most of all for his Million Dollar Smile and helpfulness in anyway he could.
Special thanks to his caregivers who made his life more bearable these last six months, Kyra and Jeff, Karen, Daphne, Kim and Merilee. To the many friends who came to visit him. The third floor north nurses, aides and staff at MMH who made Lowe comfortable and gave excellent and loving care to us all. The hospice ladies who made his final hours comfortable.
The family ask that you join them to celebrate Lowe’s life and share memories with them 2 pm Sunday October 15, 2017, at the Leavitt Funeral Home Parkersburg, with Pastors Rick Kapple and Randy Dornon officiating. Burial will follow at Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Online condolences may be sent at www.leavittfuneralhome.com