Resident Spotlight: Billie Lamar Lowe

Posted by Kia Crawford on September 27th, 2016 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?  Billie Lowe was born on 9/8/25 in Atlanta, Georgia and he grew up in the Atlanta area.  He grew up the middle child with 1 brother and 1 sister.  Billie graduated from Hapeville High School.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?  Billie states that growing up he loved to fish, mainly for bass, in any lake he could find to fish from.  He also loved motocross racing and he would go to see the racing in Hampton, Georgia any time he could. photo-billie-lowe

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?  Billie states that he loves baseball and would go see the Atlanta Braves play at Fulton County Stadium as often as he was able.  Another favorite memory for Billie is meeting and getting married to Betty Lowe. They got married in August 1967, and were married for 44 years until she died 5 years ago.  Billie has two children, 1 boy and 1 girl, and he would do anything for them that they needed him to do.

Did you have a profession?  Billie’s main job was working in a grocery store.  He states that he started in the grocery business bagging groceries and worked up from there.  He worked for a total of 54 years in the grocery business and was a store manager for Kroger for 27 years or so.

Which accomplishment in life do you feel most proud?  Billie states that he was very proud of being a grocery store manager for 27 years, and that it took a lot of hard work to be a store manager.  Billie is also very proud of his son, his daughter and his 5 grandchildren.

Is there anything you’ve learned in life you wish to share with someone who is just graduating from college?  Billie says “work hard on the goals that you set for yourself in life.”

Is there anything you’ve learned in life you wish to share with someone who is just starting a family?  Billie says to “love each other at all times.”

What brought you to Dogwood Forest?  Billie was admitted to Dogwood Forest because he is not able to take care of himself with him falling easily. He also had memory problems and wouldn’t take his meds. Billie stopped eating properly by himself, and and his daughter had people go into his home and care for him. The help would not always be there, and his daughter would have to go look after him which she was not always able to do. She wanted Billie in an assisted living community where he could get the help he needs at all times.
Billie and his family both seem pleased with being at Dogwood Forest and is satisfied with the care and services that he receives.