Lowell Boyd Thomas Obituary

Lowell Boyd Thomas, age 78 of Mena, Arkansas, died Saturday, June 19, 2021, at CHI Saint Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born on Friday, September 25, 1942 to Boyd Hilbern and Lela Mae McCracken Thomas in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Lowell was a man of great faith and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mena. He was proprietor of Thomas Tax Services for 25 years. Lowell had many hobbies that included photography, traveling, and operating ham radios. He loved listening to blues music and enjoyed nature and lighthouses. He was a member of the Mena Art Gallery. Lowell was proud to have served as the President of AR Society of Enrolled Agents but if you asked Lowell, his greatest accomplishment wasn’t his photography or his career. It was being a father. Lowell was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Larry Thomas.

Lowell is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Marilyn Jolean Thomas of Mena; two sons, Lowell Thomas Jr. of Garland, Texas, and Joel Thomas of Sulphur Springs, Texas; two step-daughters, Ralean Ijams of Kona, Hawaii, and Joelle Gatlin of Houston, Texas; one sister, Debbie Cockrell of Memphis, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Autumn Thomas of Garland, Texas, Joseph Ijams of San Diego, California, Jonathan Gatlin of Houston, Texas, Rebecca Gatlin of Houston, Texas, Amber Noble of Melissa, Texas, and Bryce Jenkins of Sulphur Springs, Texas; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Floyd Folsom officiating. Interment will follow at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Arkansas under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Howard Barr, Jim Aleshire, Derick Maechler, Randall Whorton, Mark Frederick, Lary Lamia, Dale Embry, Keith Cockrell, and Jim Harakal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Polk County Library at 410 8th Street, Mena, Arkansas 71953, or the Mena Art Gallery at 607 Mena Street, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

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6-22-21 5:18 p.m. KAWX.ORG