Lowrance was born May 11, 1929, in Frederick, Okla., to Edward Earl and Lovelle (Heflin) Lowrance. He grew up in Erick, Okla., where he was reared by his maternal grandparents, John Woodson and Essie (Younger) Heflin.
After his discharge from the U.S. Army, he learned the masonry trade while working for Othella Martin of Erick. From 1960 until he retired in 1996, he owned and operated Lowrance Masonry in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. He retired from cattle ranching in 2007.
On March 2, 1991, Rex married Kathy Kohn, who died in 2001. He married Hilda Friedman on March 29, 2009. After learning that he had Parkinson’s disease, Rex refused to slow down. He continued to cook, exercise, garden and teach friends how to become “bucket farmers.” He was a caring and generous person who was always willing to help others.
Rex is survived by his wife, Hilda; son Charles Woodson Lowrance; sister Shirley Jane Newton; brother Kenneth Lowrance and wife, Donna; granddaughters Ashley Lowrance King and Chelsea Lowrance; and son-in-law Ed Likens and wife, Shonna; nephews David, Robert and Michael Kohn, and many other nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private ceremony at the burial site, Colleyville Bluebonnnet Hills Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, (800) 327-4545.