of Maumelle, AR
March 28, 1957 - July 26, 2023
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Arkansas State Treasurer, Mark Dale Lowery. A beloved resident of Maumelle, Arkansas, Mark was born on March 28, 1957 and his journey on this earth came to an end on July 26, 2023. Mark was a remarkable individual, known for his kind heart, quick wit, conservative values, and unyielding perseverance. Every moment of every day he lived his dream by serving others. There was no stronger conservative, and it showed in how he voted, led, and fought for Arkansans. His smile, charm, and love of people brightened our lives. An award-winning debate master, and superior public speaker, Mark flourished in the spotlight, speaking about issues dear to his heart. Mark made it a mission to build lasting relationships with constituents across the state, evidenced by his staggering lead in the election results in November 2022.Mark was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He treasured his family and cherished every moment spent with his granddaughters. He was a constant source of inspiration and love, and will forever be remembered for the lasting impact he had on their lives.Professionally, Mark was a man of many talents. He held various positions from editor of the Maumelle Monitor and The Sherwood Voice to lobbyist and executive director for the Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Financial Advisors. He taught communications at the University of Central Arkansas and Henderson State University. Mark realized his true calling when he was elected in 2012 to his first term in the Arkansas State Legislature, and served five terms there, before elected Arkansas State Treasurer in November 2022. Although his time as Treasurer was cut short, the impacts of his leadership and commitments to the state continue to resound through the Treasury staff that was hand-selected by Treasurer Mark Lowery. Outside his professional endeavors, Mark had a profound love of golf, technology (specifically Apple and vintage MAC products), Jerry Seinfeld and David's Burgers. He was an excellent vocalist and enjoyed singing in church and serving in church music departments at various times in his life. Mark was a devoted Arkansas Razorback fan, an avid movie collector and faithfully collected parts to one day restore his 1989 Jaguar XJ6. A deeply sentimental man, he kept letters, photos, cards and notes he received from family and friends throughout the years. As a lifelong Christian, Mark found solace in his relationship with Jesus and often shared one of his favorite verses, "If God is for us, then who can be against us?" Romans 8:31Mark's departure from this world leaves a void in our hearts that can never be filled. It is said that where there is deep grief, there is great love. He leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion and patriotism that will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him.Mark Lowery was predeceased by his parents, William (Sam) and Shirley Lowery and siblings, Sharon Butler and William Lowery, Jr. He is survived by his son, Andrew Lowery of Bluffton, SC; daughter, Erin (T.J) Hill; granddaughters, Violet and Delilah of Hampstead, MD; siblings, Mary (Lew) Eddleman of Carlisle, Debbie (Kelly) Fox of Dewitt and Chris (Andrew) Lowery of Mt. Ida and nieces and nephews.Mark will Lie in State at the State Capitol Rotunda on Friday, July 28, 2023 from 9:00am until 3:00pm.A visitation will be from 6-8 on Friday, July 28, 2023 at New Life Greater Church of North Little Rock, 8000 Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock, AR 72118. Funeral services will be 12:30pm on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at New Life. A burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
We knew Mr. Lowery through his work with the Amboy Neighborhood Association. He was a kind person and a hard worker. It was a pleasure to know him.
Rest in peace Mark.
I hope knowing how much Mark was loved and respected gives you comfort. We are all resting in the knowledge, that as a believer in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, he is resting and whole with Him and we will see him again. So glad to finally meet you both and those precious girls he bragged on.
Sending you our deepest condolences and prayers of comfort knowing Mark is with his loving heavenly family. Sending you much love during this difficult time. Your South Carolina family loves you all.
Rest In peace Mark. You will shine in Heaven.
My prayers go out to the family . It was a Honor to serve with The Honorable Mark Lowery. He was a good man.
Memories and the joy of his memories he left for you! As long as you remember these, your loved one is still with you in Spirit.
Mark was a former classmate of mine at Sylvan Hills High School. He was very funny, smart and always had a beaming smile. I'll miss his posts on Face Book bragging about his beautiful grand kids and his love for the state of Arkansas. Rest in peace my friend. You will be truly missed.
Prayers and condolences to the family.
Erin and family,Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. I hope knowing that he is in the loving arms of God provides some comfort. Much love to you.Anni, Gus and Will
Mark was my friend. He was an important part of all the groups we attended.Education and voter integrity were landmark accomplishments he initiated.Arkansas was blessed to have such a dedicated Christian as a leader.He will be missed..
Mark was an amazing man who was dedicated to improving education. He was always available to assist when needed. A Christian dedicated to his family and friends. Mark left a â€œfootprint â€œ on all who knew him. Prayers for his family.
Mark was a very kind colleague to a new State Representative. He was easily approachable and always readily responsive and helpful. In short, he was a friend.Dr. Joe Cloud
Condolences to the family . The people of Stone County send our support and comfort during this time. Mr. Lowery was a cherished civil servant for the State of Arkansas. God bless, ðŸ™ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸
Mark was a colleague in teaching communication and in coaching debate and individual event forensics at UCA prior to his legislative service. I especially enjoyed golfing with Mark and the entertaining breakfasts at Bryant Cafe with him and Jim Hikins. Mark will be remembered by the students and colleagues who encountered him.
Though I did not meet Mark in person, I did converse with him and supported him in his run for Treasurer. He was very kind and sincere. My thoughts and prayers to his many friends and family.
Mark was a warrior for this state. He was a true leader and worked hard to improve Arkansas and education. Mark was a Christian, true patriot, gentleman and champion for Truth. Mark Lowery you are truly missed.
You were in my life for 30 years but that was not enough. I was so proud to be your friend and watch you as you served your state and your God. I will miss you so much. Thank you for being my friend!
Mark will be greatly missed by all those who were recipients of his kindness. I will miss the hug he had for me everytime we saw each other. Mankind has lost a truly loving and gentle man. Our state and country have lost a great servant and patriot. Rest in the arms of Jesus, sweet friend.
We are Praying for His Family and Friends. Enjoyed serving with Mark in Arkansas Legislature. He was a True Leader and Great Representative. May Mark R.I.P.