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About Us

Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Richard Gardner
President
Richard D. Gardner is licensed by the Texas Funeral Service Commission as a Funeral Director and Embalmer, a Certified Celebrant trained by the Insight Institute, and is a Certified Crematory Operator. Richard and his wife Rebecca (also...
Heather Turner
Managing Director
Heather started working for the funeral home in 2016. She attended Tyler Junior College before graduating from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 2015. She holds an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service degree from the D...
Jeff Taylor
Provisional Funeral Director
Jeff is a 1988 graduate of Quitman High School. After graduating, he attended the University of Texas at Tyler. Jeff is currently enrolled at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, seeking his funeral director and embalmer license. Jef...
Brittni Whiddon
Administration
Brittni Whiddon, a 2006 graduate of Quitman High School, is currently attending Northeast Texas Community College for her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences for Funeral Directing and Embalming. She has lived in Quitman since 2000, m...
David Gilbreath
Community Ambassador
David has been with the funeral home for several years, assisting in funerals, visitations, and pre need sales. He and his family are lifetime residents of Wood County. David is the President of the Wood County Genealogical Society, V...
Katie Schreuders
Community Ambassador
Katie’s childhood was spent in Arkansas and her teenage years were spent in Quitman, where she went to school. She graduated in Tyler. She married her better half, and has been married for 7 years. The couple lived in Oregon for a yea...
Ange Everett
Community Ambassador
Brenda Hall
Community Ambassador
Dwayne Lowe
Former Owner, Retired
I began my association with the funeral profession as a senior in high school at Rudolph Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas. I worked there for the next 10 years and decided I didn't want to be an ambulance jockey the rest of my life so I we...
Earnest Largent
Retired Funeral Director
Tod Chance
Retired Funeral Director

Mary and Frank Navetta

June 10, 2020

On behalf of our entire family we would like to say thank you for the wonderful funeral service you provided for our brother. From the initial planning meeting, casket selection, visitation, and Rosary to the Mass and burial in Tyler everything went so smoothly.

There was a great combination of attention to detail and sincere kindness throughout the process. Additionally, we never felt pressured in any way. We can wholeheartedly recommend Lowe Funeral Home for your funeral needs.

Cynthia Yelinek

November 7, 2017

They are the best. So friendly and welcoming. They make you feel like family.

Regina Middleton

November 7, 2017

The staff here has helped us with several family losses, and with pre-burial planning (which I highly recommend for everyone). They are always sincerely sympathetic and compassionate to the needs of everyone who comes to them. They have also been extremely helpful and compassionate with our family members whose finances were very limited. There was no pushing upgrades where they were not wanted, or were just out of budget.

Carla Ussery-Champion

September 19, 2017

Everyone is so kind and understanding. They help you make decisions at a difficult time. I would never consider using anyone else.

June Blackburn

March 22, 2017

This is the most caring and awesome Funeral Home ever. I have planned a few funerals and none of them have even come close to the service and care that we rec'd in planning my Aunt's services at Lowe's. So accommodating and gracious. Heather, Earnest, and the staff were amazing. They did a beautiful job on the makeup and you could not even tell what she had been through. I could not be more pleased. And I thank them for their special efforts for a grand send off for my Aunt.