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BOWER, Lowell Keith
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sergeant Lowell Keith Bower, (72), of Hamilton, Ohio. He was born April 1, 1951 to Lawrence Merle Bower and Wanda Jean (Lakes) Roberts, in Hamilton, Ohio. He departed this world on Friday, October 20, 2023, but leaves behind a legacy of love and joy that will forever be engraved in our hearts.
Lowell was a true renaissance man who lived life to the fullest. His boundless enthusiasm for adventure and his gentle spirit touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. As we celebrate his life, we remember the remarkable journey he undertook.
While in High School, Lowell was involved in many extracurricular activities, including, but not limited to the marching band, church singing group, Good News, a talented baseball player, and an athletic trainer. After graduating from Taft High School, in 1969, in Hamilton, Ohio, Lowell was a dedicated law enforcement officer, where he joined Butler County Sheriff’s Office in 1972. He served on the force for the city of South Lebanon as a K-9 officer from 1982-1994, along with working at Lebanon Corrections Facility from 1988-1992. He was the assistant to Mark Baden Clerk of Courts from 1992-1996. He served his community with unwavering commitment throughout his career, earning his Sergeant promotion, June 7, 1997. Lowell ended his long service career from Butler County Sheriff’s Office, December 15, 2010. He exemplified courage, integrity, and compassion in every aspect of his life. He was a beacon of strength for those around him and an inspiration to his fellow officers.
One of Lowell’s greatest joys was sharing his passion for sports, particularly baseball and football, through coaching. He coached for Fairfield Little League baseball along with coaching football for New Miami School district. He was not only a coach but a mentor, instilling values of teamwork, dedication, and perseverance in the young athletes he worked with. His influence extended far beyond the playing field, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of many. Later he would volunteer for both Joe Nuxhall Baseball Foundation and The Challengers League.
An adventurer at heart, Lowell found great joy in exploring new places. He especially loved going to Destin Florida, Myrtle Beach, and Gatlinburg. He had a keen sense of wanderlust and, alongside his beloved life partner, Sherry, he embarked on countless unforgettable journeys, creating memories that will be cherished forever. His passion for dining made these travels even more special as he savored the flavors of local diners.
In addition to his love for sports and travel, Lowell adored music and attending concerts, with a special love for the band, Chicago. He also had a love for muscle cars, and the thrill of a good murder mystery novel. These interests provided him with moments of relaxation and enjoyment.
Above all, Lowell cherished the company of his life partner, Sherry, and grandsons, Brayden, Liam, and Gavin. His love for his family was boundless, and he created a home filled with watching his favorite sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, The Ohio State University, and laughter watching his favorite shows like Andy Griffith, WKRP in Cincinnati, Blue Bloods, and NYPD Blue. He was also a proud and dedicated member to his church, New Life Chapel, West Chester, Ohio. His enduring commitment to those he held dear was an inspiration to all who knew him.
As we bid farewell to Lowell, fondly known as Pops and Sarge, we remember a man of great kindness, integrity, and love. He leaves behind a lasting legacy of devotion, passion, and the remarkable ability to make the world a better place. His memory will forever live on in our hearts and the countless lives he touched. He is survived by his life partner, Sherry Morrical, Daughters, Krista (Darren) Helton, Rebecca (Christopher) Saylor, Kelley Bower, Son, Matthew Bower, Grandsons, Brayden, Liam and Gavin, former wife of 32 years, Patsy Venable Turman. His furry grands JuneBug, Maximus, Matilda, Buddy, Biscuit, Azreal, and Purr Baby. He is also survived by his siblings, Sandra Hendrixson, Greg (Candie) Bower, Vicky (Michael) Young, Dale (Malinda) Bower, along with many nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his father, Lawrence M. Bower, mother Wanda J. Roberts, and his loyal K-9 partners, Duke, Norris, and Bess.
In honoring Lowell's life, we find solace in celebrating the joy he brought into the world, the love he shared, and the indelible mark he left on the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in eternal peace, his spirit forever alive in the memories of those who loved him.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. – until time of service (7 p.m.), Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at the Avance Funeral Home & Crematory, 4976 Winton Rd., Fairfield, OH 45014 with Frank Smith, officiant.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honor of Lowell Bower, to Hospice of Hamilton Ohio.
Condolences may be offered at www.avancefuneralhome.com