Prayers needed

Discussion in 'The Tailgate' started by Robert L. Dunn, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Robert L. Dunn

    Robert L. Dunn Well-Known Member

    Just learned today that a life long friend of mine passed yesterday. Mr. David Lowhorn, 102 years old, and a WWII Navy veteran. Just a few months ago I gave him a pair of pups for a belated 101 birthday present. I didn't give them to him on his birthday because I had heard that his two daughters gave his dogs away. All he did was find out where they went and got them back. He started those two so I gave him two more. He called me again and wanted to know if I had anything else that was running. I told him of a male I could get for free but the dog was crazy and he was. I had watched him TRY to run one time. David said bring him to me also, so I did. He loved beagles and had nine at the time of his death. He let them run loose on his farm. He was still driving shortly before his death. Another friend of mine and I was talking a couple of months ago and he told me that David had been over to his house and wanted to know if he knew of anyone who had a tractor for sale. He also had been looking for a horse to buy and ride. He had been married two times. He married his last wife when he was 96 and she was 89. He managed to outlive her also. A determined old man.

    Some of you middle Tennessee guys know him. I know MackC and Greenie do. I don't think there will be a visitation. His daughters are leaning toward a private graveside service. May he rest in peace. Our WWII vets are few and far between and death is taking it's toll on us old 'Nam vets as well. Stand UP for America, we (Vets) did.
     
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  2. JOHN MAYNARD

    JOHN MAYNARD Well-Known Member

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    Yes sire prayers sent for family friends and all veterans.. God bless them all and are country USA ...
     

  3. Wilbur

    Wilbur Well-Known Member

    X2 well said
     
  4. Burnett

    Burnett Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear it.Very nice man.He liked beagles and talking beagles.
     
  5. Greenhaw

    Greenhaw Well-Known Member

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    A GREAT MAN! He loved his dogs and his horses. About 10 years ago he called me and ask if I would come put shoes on this colt he had bought. Let's see,he was 92 years old at the time. I said sure. My oldest granddaughter went with me. She was running all over the place. She found a litter of pups he had. She wanted to buy one. He asked how much money she had. She replied $10 dollars. He said,sounds like a deal. When I got through shoeing the colt he asked how much. My Granddaughter said $10 dollars sounds like a good deal. He was a Great man that lived a good long life. He will be missed.
     
  6. AJ Johnson

    AJ Johnson Well-Known Member

    Prayers going up Mr. Dunn!
     
  7. Greenhaw

    Greenhaw Well-Known Member

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    Mr Lowhorn was a very knowledgeable beagle man. His most proud moment with animals was Breeder and owner of a World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse. Mr Lowhorn raised this Stud Colt from day one. He broke him and started him and like most Great horses. A man of average means can not afford to own him. His Colt was bought that winter by the Howard Johnson family. Yes the Hotel family. Now here is where my memory gets bad. I think the colt was put with Billy Gray. This Two year old went undefeated and won the World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse Title. I think this horse's name was Friday Night Blues.
     
  8. Grizzly creek beagles

    Grizzly creek beagles Well-Known Member

    Prayers sent for his family and friends during this time
     
  9. tangibeagler1982

    tangibeagler1982 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a fine man who lived a long full life!! Prayers sent for his family.
     
  10. Curnel

    Curnel Well-Known Member

    Prayers for his family and friends
     
  11. Circle4p

    Circle4p Well-Known Member

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    Prayers sent for family and friends. Sounds like he was a true southern gentleman.
     
  12. Greenhaw

    Greenhaw Well-Known Member

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    I looked back in some old books that I Have and found Mr Lowhorn's horse. His name was Johnny Midnight.
     
  13. bentleyboys

    bentleyboys Well-Known Member

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    Yes will be praying for the Family,truly sounds like a great Man
     
  14. MackC

    MackC Moderator

    Mr Lowhorn was one of a kind. A true houndsman and horseman. He refused to quit living and enjoying life. A fine Christian gentleman.
     
  15. 5 Solas

    5 Solas Well-Known Member

    Praying for this great houndsman and great American's family. Sorry for your all's loss. Sounds like he blessed a lot of people
     
  16. 10ACbeagler

    10ACbeagler Well-Known Member

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    Spoke on the phone with him many times but only met him face to face twice. Very nice man! Prayers for his family.
     
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  17. Robert L. Dunn

    Robert L. Dunn Well-Known Member

    The funeral will be tomorrow at 1:00PM at Maplewood Cemetery in Tullahoma, Tennessee - graveside service with Military Honors. God willing I will be there. We just don't have many of the WWII veterans left. The American Legion Post 43 in Tullahoma is where he had his membership. My Dad and all three of us boys who joined after WWII have been members there. I have been a member of the post for 56 years. Time flies!! If you are a vet and they have an American Legion Post near you I encourage you to join. We vets need to stick together and support each other. The American Legion and VFW are both good ways to do that.
     
  18. Materjuice

    Materjuice Well-Known Member

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    Prayers going out Mr Dunn!!!

    Mater
     
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