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Jan Preston Lowrance Obituary


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“Jan, I unfortunately never had the chance to know you when you were on Earth, but with the way Whitney talks about you (and believe me, it is...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Christopher Zahar - North Easton, MA

“Why so young? Those are the things we cannot answer. It is all in devine hands.I like to think that when the young are called they are favored...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: Bob & Ruth Cunningham - Norfolk, VA

“Dearest Family, The memorial service yesterday was as intended, a true Celebration of Life for Jan. Jan's Church Family welcomed the largest...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Debbie Lowrance - Virginia Beach, VA

“Jan will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was a very special person. Please accept my sincere condolences. ”
4 of 39 | Posted by: Carol Jo Nusbaum Bays - OR

“Linda and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.I will miss Jan,s colorful commentary on unannounced visitors to...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: John and Gail phipps - Norfolk, VA

“Lowrance Family, Please accept my condolences for your loss of Mr. Jan Lowrance. I was Aubrey's and/or Whitney's first grade teacher at Kingston...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Harriett Smith - Virginia Beach, VA

“Linda and family, Keith, Debbie,Jordan,Page,Meredith, When Matt called to tell us of your loss of Jan, and we were so saddened. I remember him as a...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Kim and Steve Odom - VA

“Linda, Aubry and Whitney, We were very saddened and shocked to hear of Jan's sudden passing. I know we have been out of touch for several years but...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Robert and Debbie Roberson - VA

“"Jan's friends are many and all will remember his joy for living and infectious energy." truer words could not be written about Jan. i had the...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Tony Culpepper - Virginia Beach, VA

“Lowrance Family, I have known Jan for many years. I want to send my deepest regards to the family. He was a wonder man, friend. I have been in...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: George Harris - Portsmouth, VA

“Dear Linda, Aubrey and Whitney, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Although it's been a long time, fond memories of all of you and Jan are fresh...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: darlene stephens - virginia beach, VA

“We will miss Jan. We have fond memories of him and his involvment with the church and the softball games. Our prayers our with Linda and the family. ”
12 of 39 | Posted by: Randy & Betsy Scales - VA

“My heart breaks for the loss of Jan. He was such a special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We love you...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Sara Thayer Popovich - Suffolk, VA

“Linda, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Bruce Gilbert ”
14 of 39 | Posted by: Bruce Gilbert - Chesapeake, VA

“Dear Linda & family Please know that your loss is undoubtedly shared by more than any of us could possibly imagine.I wish I could say something I...Read More »
15 of 39 | Posted by: Ron Saunders - Virginia Beach, VA

“Lowrance Family, It has been so long since I have seen Jan but the one thing I will always remember is that he teated me as a brother. Even though I...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Tim Albert - Kill Devil Hills, NC

“Linda & Family, Your extended family at Hoy Construction wants you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. All of us...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Hoy Construction - Norfolk, VA

“Although seldom seeing Jan since our high school / sports days, he never seem to change. Always smiling & upbeat, he will be greatly missed. Our...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Leo & Peggy Strong - Norfolk, VA

“May God's love for you bring you strength during this time. Jan was a wonderful person. I will truly miss Jan! Todd Savage ”
19 of 39 | Posted by: Todd Savage - Va Beach, VA

“Linda, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. J.B., Mickey, Barry, and Tenna J.B. Basnight & Son, Electrical Contractor, Inc. ”
20 of 39 | Posted by: J. B. Basnight - Chesapeake, VA

“I will miss working with Jan; his straight-forwardness, cheer and good humor made it a real treat to work with him. ”
21 of 39 | Posted by: Steve McNaughton - Virginia Beach, VA

“Dear Linda, family, close friends and all the hearts that seem somewhat empty from his loss. I knew Jan and how great he was via Bill Wiley from...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: Debra Howard - Columbus, OH

“Dear Linda and Family, Your family has been part of our life for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
23 of 39 | Posted by: Don and Jane Myers - VA

“To all of the Lowrance Family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! Jan was a special person and we will greatly miss him! Nancy and...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Nancy Nusbaum Albinder - VA

“To Jan's family, I was in classes with Jan at Wareings gym and it always cracked us up that he knew the artists of the music that was played. He...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: carol eubank - virginia beach, VA

“Dear Linda, Keith, Kim I am so sorry for your loss. I never saw Jan without a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he was around. Our...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Gary & Margaret Allen - NC

“Maggie: My dear shipmate. May I extend my deepest sympathy on the death of your son, Jan. I didn't know him, but you were his mom, so I know I...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: LIBBY MORRISON - Virginia Beach, VA

“Dear Linda, Keith, and Kim, Even though I haven't seen you or Jan since high school, I have fond and happy memories of all of you, and especially Jan...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: Jan Burgess Wilson - NC

“Linda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls at this difficult time. Jan will be missed greatly by everyone. God bless you and be with...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: Frances Robins - Virginia Beach, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Alex and Mary Jo Bradley and all your friends at the Overhead Door Company of Norfolk. ”
30 of 39 | Posted by: Alex Bradley - Virginia Beach, VA

“Love to all, kindness and concern for his family...skip ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: Skip Williams - Henderson, NV

“Maggie Iam so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my prayers . ”
32 of 39 | Posted by: Patricia Miesner - Elizabeth City, NC

“Uncle Jan... -joyful -smart -the life of every party he ever attended -a music lover -always there when you needed help -full of zest -ready with a...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: Page Lowrance Jenkins - VA

“Linda, It is with heavy hearts that we offer our sincere condolences to you, Whitney, and Aubrey. Just wanted you all to know that you are in our...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Mark and Sue Prest - Franklin, VT

“Dear Linda, family and friends, It was really hard for me when Bill Forbes called to give me the startling news. Bill Wiley had called him with the...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Beth Price Joyner - Greenville, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you.Jan was truly a great friend. ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: Rick Herring - Va.Bch, VA

“Dear Linda and family Keith and Debbie and family Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Always here for you!...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Paul and Kim Versage - VA

“Linda, Whitney, Aubrey, Chad, Caroline, Our sweet and dearest of friends, we love you with all our hearts--- Allan, Joyce, John, Charlotte ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: Joyce Clark - Norfolk, VA

“Thinking of You Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. With Heartfelt Sympathy ”
39 of 39 | Posted by: Chuck & Jane Colvin - Chesapeake, VA


Jan P. Lowrance VIRGINIA BEACH - Jan Preston Lowrance passed away Feb. 10, 2009. Jan was raised in Norfolk, graduating from Granby High School in 1964. He excelled in sports - from Little League to varsity baseball and football at Granby. After serving four years in the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman, he attended and graduated from Old Dominion University in 1974. He took a job at Parksley High School where he excelled as a teacher and coach. Jan decided to change careers and went to work in the construction industry for his father-in-law, Hap Hoy, at Hoy Construction. He rose through the ranks from a carpenter to a construction superintendent, retiring after 26 years. His most recent job was as a structural inspector for Sinclair Pratt Cameron in Virginia Beach. Though building was his trade, his family was what he cared about most. Loving them and sharing the best of himself with them was his greatest work. He leaves behind to celebrate his wonderful life his wife, sweetheart and best friend, Linda Hoy Lowrance; his precious daughters, Whitney Lowrance of Virginia Beach, Aubrey Lowrance Prest and her husband Chad and baby granddaughter Caroline Grace of Cary, N.C. He is also survived by his mother, Maggie Lowrance; sister, Kimberly Voight and her son John Voight and her husband Kurt VonGehr; brother, Keith Lowrance and wife Debbie and their three girls Page, Meredith and Jordan, all of Virginia Beach; and brother, Scott Lowrance of Richmond. He was predeceased by his father, James Lowrance. Jan's friends are many and all will remember his joy for living and infectious energy. Ever the sports enthusiast, an inspiration for fitness and health, he's a man to admire and love. There will be a celebration of Jan's life Saturday at 2 p.m. in Thalia United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Jan's memory to Thalia United Methodist Church. All arrangements are being made by H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.hdoliver.com.

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