Michael Lowe, 71, West Plains, Missouri, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, July 16, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born June 12, 1951, at Springfield, Missouri, to Bill and Joanne Lowe. When Mike was twelve, the family moved to West Plains, where he attended West Plains High School and graduated with the Class of 1969. He later attended Southwest Missouri State University (now known as Missouri State University) and studied business. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Mike married the love of his life and best friend, Bonita; a union of forty-one years. Mr. Lowe spent his career at the family owned business, West Plains Veterinary Supply, until his retirement. He loved his family, spending time at the river, watching his grandchildren in all of their activities, playing golf and traveling. Mike was a huge Yankees fan and was an avid baseball collector. Mr. Lowe served on the board at Community First Banking Company and West Plains Veterinary Supply of Springfield, Inc., was a member of the Noon Rotary Club, Agri Labs and was very active in his community.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Bonita; three daughters, Melissa Hillis and husband, Eric, Shawna Feuerbacher and husband, Mark and Amy Holland and husband, Rodney; eight grandchildren, Mckenzie, Lauren, Brylee and Adley Hillis, Cole and Max Feuerbacher and Tatum and Drew Holland; his mother, Joanne Lowe; two brothers, Greg Lowe and wife, Denise and Mark Lowe; and many nieces and nephews.
His father preceded him in death.
Visitation services will begin at 1:30 p.m., Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, First Christian Church, Shaw Cancer Center or Missouri State University, West Plains and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.