Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Derrick Lowe, died unexpectedly at Union Hospital at the age of 49. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Lowe, and his children, Webster and Emma Lowe. Mr. Lowe is also survived by his mother, Frances Lowe, and his brother Craig Lowe, of Elizabethton, TN.
Mr. Lowe was born and raised in Elizabethton, TN. After working as an engineer for Nissan Motor Company for a number of years, Mr. Lowe met and married Dr. Lowe. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech with a BS degree in Industrial Technology. He then went on to East Tennessee State University where he obtained his MBA. After that, he earned a paralegal certificate at Widener University Legal Education Institute. He received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2008. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland in 2008. After graduating law school, Mr. Lowe served as Law Clerk to the Hon. O. Robert Lidums of the Circuit Court for Cecil County.
In 2010, Mr. Lowe was elected as the Clerk of Court for the Circuit Court of Cecil County. He was a member of the Maryland Circuit Court Clerk’s Association and served on several committees. He also represented the Clerk’s Association as a member of the Standing Rules Committee for the Maryland Court of Appeals. Furthermore, Mr. Lowe was a Master Mason and secretary of the Masonic Lodge, Union Lodge no. 48 in Elkton, MD.
In addition to his public service, Mr. Lowe was also active in the community, including serving on the Board of Directors for Mount Aviat Academy and as a lay Eucharistic minister for St. Augustine Parish. He was past president of the Elkton Rotary Club. As a Rotarian, he recently received a Distinguished Service Award as Chairperson of the Braintree Primary School project in Kampala, Uganda. Additionally, he chaired a Bluegrass Concert Fundraising committee benefitting local Cecil County charities. Mr. Lowe was also the Chairperson for the Cecil County Family Friends of Scouting and was an assistant Den Leader Cub Scout Pack 131. He was also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8pm Sunday, August 9, 2015 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921. A service will be held in Mr. Lowe’s honor at 11am Monday, August 10, 2015 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 310 George St., Chesapeake City, MD 21915 where Rev. Jim Wolford will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Lowe’s memory may be made to the “Rotary Foundation – Bluegrass Concert” or “St. Augustine Parish” in Chesapeake City and sent in care to R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921.