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Lowell Herell

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Lowell was born Sept. 29, 1939 in Purcell, Okla., to parents Thomas and Abbie (Bice) Herell and entered into eternal rest Dec. 4, 2019 in Kemp.
He graduated from Purcell High School, where he played football and was a very active student. Lowell had a tight group of friends during his high school years and they remained in touch with each other throughout the years.
He served our country in the United States Army. Lowell later married the love of his life, Jolanda “Lonnie” Kindblade in Purcell, Okla., Aug. 29, 1964. Together they started to build their life, having two children.
Lowell was self-employed in the oil and gas industry. He enjoyed hunting, sports, loved being on the lake and watching his western movies.
Lowell was very civic minded, serving on many local boards, as well as being a Mason. After living in Tucson, Ariz., for 27 years, he and Hazel moved to the Kemp area to retire.
Lowell continued traveling with his family, he really enjoyed the mountains. He was always a hard worker, loved playing the lotto and never met a stranger. Lowell was funny, even hilarious and was always the life of the party. He was tidy and very clean. Lowell would clean a “clean” car and mow a “mowed” lawn. He was a member of St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church.
Lowell loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his family loved him just as much. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Lowell will be missed immensely by all those who knew and loved him.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents and brother Tommy Herell.
He is survived by his loving wife Lonnie Herell of Kemp, daughter Tara Craig and husband Leonard of Spanish Fort, Ala., son Lance Herell and wife Nikki of Kemp, granddaughters Haley Craig of Spanish Fort, Ala., and Charli Herell of Kemp, grandsons Cameron Craig and Taylor Riccardi of Rowlett, Peyton Groom of Norman, Okla. and Luke Herell of Kemp, great-granddaughter McKinley Stephens of Spanish Fort, Ala., great-grandson Case Craig of Rowlett, brother Gene Herell of Purcell, Okla., sisters Judy Selman and husband Joe of Burns Flat, Okla. and Carolyn Bennett and husband Gary of Purcell, Okla., sister-in-law Claudine Herell of Purcell, Okla., numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Lowell’s honor to or adopt a family with St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church in Kemp.
A personal tribute may be made online at