Wesley Kent Lowther came screaming into this world on July 25, 1963. He slipped quietly into the next at 5:14 p.m. on January 17, 2019 at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Missouri, after a brief battle with cancer. In the space between, he lived an epic life.
Kent lived in Simmons, Missouri, for most of his childhood and was an almost graduate of Cabool High School. Two weeks before graduation, Kent joined the Marines. Mom was not amused.
Family said Kent was one of a kind. He had a laugh that was unique and infectious. Kent was known for his generosity and huge heart. Much like his mother, he never met a stranger and always found a way to help those in need. Whether you needed $10 for gas or a big hug, Kent was your guy. He would also oblige you with a boot to the backside if you were in need of an attitude adjustment. He was just an all-around amazing person that way.
Kent was preceded in death by his father Wesley Earl Lowther; his mother, Linda Fay Carignan (Lawson); infant sister Sherry and infant brother Vincent; loving wife Carol; and his “partner in crime,” Tommy Colgan.
He is survived by his sisters, Eva Hebblethwaite (Lowther) of Conway, Missouri, and Heather Crain of Springfield, Missouri; nieces Cameron Carignan of Elk City, Oklahoma, Belinda Crain-Montgomery of Springfield, and Ashley Hebblethwaite of Bucyrus, Missouri; nephews London Crain-Montgomery and Paris Crain-Montgomery of Springfield, Gideon Carignan of Simmons, and Aaron Hebblethwaite and wife Ashlee of Success, Missouri; and great-nieces and -nephews Ararlyn, Wyatt, Aubree, Henzlie and Addly. Kent also leaves behind many friends and adopted family members in Liberty, Missouri, and abroad.
A Viking send-off for Kent’s cremains is tentatively scheduled for July 2019 with solid dates to follow, pending construction of the boat. It was his final wish to go out in a blaze of glory and family said it is their duty to fulfill that request. Blackberry brandy and moonshine will be provided for toasting.