John David Lowin

April 25, 1953 ~ August 14, 2022

John David Lowin, 69, passed away in his Sulphur residence on August 14, 2022. Born in Wichita Falls, David has resided in Sulphur for many years. He worked for Citgo Refinery for 46 years and he proudly earned his Bachelor of Science degree from McNeese State University in 2005.

He absolutely loved his children and enjoyed riding his motorcycles every chance he would get. His grandchildren learned quickly that “Paw Paw” was full of as much play and imagination as they were; maybe more.  David found joy and fulfillment sharing the experience of life with his family, and everyone else who he encountered; literally everyone. John David was a Christian and held the teachings and words of Christ close to heart.  He was a Biblical scholar of sorts; he could recite both the Old and New Testament of demand and he never missed the opportunity to share his faith with others. A man that naturally yearned for fresh air and the outdoors; he hiked, camped, and traveled both domestically and internationally. Regardless of travel plans there had better be coffee Preferably Café Bustelo.

David was survived by his children, Sarah Walters, Barry Lowin, Travis Lowin, and Stacey Boyett; grandchildren, Morgan Walters, Benjamin Walters, Triston Walters, Niki Walters, Joshua Levi, Samuel Ford, Troy Cruz; his great grandchildren Graham, Noah, and Tommy; siblings, Amy Seo, and Linda King. He absolutely loved and adored Barbara Lowin, and his nephew, Dave Claiborne.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Martha Morris and John Lowin; and two sisters, Carol Theriot and Marianne Kessinger

David’s life will be celebrated 10AM, Friday, August 19, 2022, in Johnson and Robison Funeral Home of Sulphur. Visitation will be 4 – 6PM. Thursday and will resume Friday at 9AM until time of service.

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  1. I met Dave on line and met him in person. He was a gentleman, kind, courteous and sweet, and really hilarious! I miss the beautiful photos that he shared on line during his travels and told him that he should have been a professional photographer. I wish that I could have visited him again, but he did reach out to me when I was recently ill and voiced his concern for me. 
    I will miss his humor, his insight, and his travels that he shared with us. He truly was a special man. 
    May Our Lord look after his family and give them peace and comfort at this time. 
    He will be missed. 

  2. Oh wow, I have no words.  Dave and I recently renewed our wonderful friendship from high school.  He was an awesome guy and so full of life and love!  I am sending prayers to all of his family and for him, a truly great person!  Love to all of you…

  3. I enjoyed working with Dave at Citgo. I went to College with Stacey and remember the day that I finally put two and two together and realized that Dave was her dad. I enjoyed our conversations we had about life and our faith as well as all his kids and grandkids over a cup of coffee sometimes right after midnight. He was a character to say the least and will be remembered by many stories and things he showed me out here at work. I pass by a certain spot in the refinery on occasion and can hear our exact conversation. My prayers are with y'all but knowing I will see him again gives me great joy!

  4. I met Dave in 1973 while attending First Assembly of God Church. He was a great guy and we instantly became friends. He was a soft spoken, humble, gentle guy. Though we had not seen each other in years we stayed in touch through FB. He would often comment on my posts. Keep his memory alive in your hearts and minds.

  5. To Lowin children,

    I met your dad while attending First Assembly of GodChurch in Lake Charles, La.. From first time he and I met we became friends. He was such a kind, soft spoken and humble man. Though I hadn’t seen Dave for years he and I would converse on FB. He would comment frequently on my posts. Keep his memory alive in your hearts and minds.

  6. I am so sad to learn of David's passing. My family Johnny, Janelle and Freddy Moody loved Johnny, David, Marianne, Carol, Amy, Cricket and Mrs Lowin Hoffman. I wish we had kept in better touch after Johnny's passing, but please know that you are all loved and fondly thought of often by your Newcastle family. Rest in peace David, Johnny, Marianne and Carol. Go hug my family in heaven.

  7. Dave and I have been friends since our days at SJWelsh. He was couple of years older than I but that is we’re I meet him. This a story of how we meet. He was running track and was a ninth grader and I was in the seventh grade and I was called up to run with him, the other ninth grader runners weren’t to happy about this but Dave being Dave told them all that if they had a problem with this that they could come and they would talk, you know everyone suddenly didn’t a problem any more . He and I worked together at Citgo after Cit-con shut down, loved working with him. He was truly one of a kind. 

  8. To the man who taught me about the value of children as a blessing, Thank You!
    Your Rica,

  9. David, you’re probably talking Harleys with Jesus, laughing & enjoying eternal life in Heaven … happy, alive, & free. I know you’re having a great time. But I miss you. There’s no getting over losing you. Not a day goes by, y’know. Well, someday we’ll hug again. ‘Til then, Brother, may the force be with us all.

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