Passing of Richard and Gavin Lowe, son and grandson of retired District 4 Investigator Rick Lowe

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Richard and Gavin Lowe, son and grandson of retired District 4 Investigator Rick Lowe.

Please see the following obituaries and funeral arrangements:

Obituary for Richard Lowe

Aug 19th, 1973 – Dec 25th, 20190 Guests
Herrin-Richard Lowe, 46, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his home.

Rick was born on August 19, 1973 in Herrin to Richard and Geraldine (Vander) Lowe. Rick loved working on cars and trucks.

Survivors include:

Father-Rick and Tracey Lowe

Mother-Jerri and Danny Dalton

Sister-Jennifer and Chris Romito

Brother-Ryan and Eman Lowe

Sister-Natalie and Paul Melzer

Sister-Tahnee and Mario Duarte

Sister-Lexie and Chris Ramsey

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his son, Gavin Lowe.

Private services will be held at a later date. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.



Obituary for Gavin Lowe

Herrin- Gavin Lowe, 12, of Herrin, died at 4:17 AM Christmas morning.
Gavin was born in Carbondale on October 31, 2007 to Renee (Calcaterra) Lowe.

He was an active sixth grade student at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School in Herrin. He played baseball for the Herrin Youth League and Junior High baseball teams and enjoyed spending time with his many friends. He was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and his dream was to be their pitcher. .
Gavin also loved basketball and the Miami Hurricanes.

Gavin was a real “foodie” who enjoyed his mother’s chicken Alfredo, Jennifer’s chicken fajitas, and his Gigi’s ham. He liked golfing with his Pa Pa and he was a talented XBox gamer who enjoyed playing Fortnite. He had a great sense of humor with a smile that would brighten the room. He was a prankster who enjoyed telling jokes and wrestling with his cousins. He loved his family and friends. Gavin brought so much joy to everyone he met.

Surviving are his mother- Renee Lowe of Herrin and her companion, Travis Hood of Marion; three Grandparents- Jim and Sue Stevens of Energy, John and Toni Calcaterra of Royalton and, Rick and Tracy Lowe of Marion; Four Uncles, Brian (companion Alicia Eubanks) Calcaterra of Benton, Ryan (Eman) Lowe of Carterville, Jimmy Stevens of Royalton, Cole Stevens of Herrin; Seven Aunts- Jodi (Jordan) Miller of Herrin, Jennifer (Chris) Romito of Energy, Natalie (Paul, Jr.) Melzer of Carbondale, Shari (Randy) Miller of CA, Teresa (Shawn) Whitecotten of Herrin, Brandy (Mickey) Belcher of Johnston City, Gina (Griffin) Goetz of Marion; Great-Aunts Deborah (Britton) Misker, Terri (Greg) Haub; Great-Uncles Steve (Michele) Smith; Scott (Melissa) Smith; Cousins, Eva Calcaterra of Brookfield, Bryce and Keegan Eubanks of Benton, Emma and Lyric Miller of Herrin, Jennifer and Madison Thompson of Herrin; Jessica and Violet Hepp of Goreville; Amy Haub-Sanders; Christopher Haub; Ross and Stefanie Smith; Close Friends, Dominic, Harper, Landon, Parker, and Santi, along with many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Allyn and Lela Smith, and paternal great grandparents, Joseph and Isabell Calcaterra.

The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church/ 316 West Monroe Street in Herrin. Monsignor Ken Schaefer will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Monday, December 30, 2019, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church/ 316 West Monroe in Herrin. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Leesman Funeral Homes of southern Illinois under the direction of Devin McCluskie and Joni Binkley-Ross.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit


Please keep the Lowe family in your thoughts and prayers.



Frank Wallace, Secretary
F.O.P. SOS Investigators Lodge #95

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