Mason L. Lowe
Mason Lee Lowe, 25, of Exeter, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Denver Memorial Hospital in Denver, Colorado, from injuries he received in a Bull Riding accident.
Mason was born September 12, 1993, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo., the son of Stacy Lowe and Melissa Whisenhunt.
Mason received his education at Exeter, graduating in 2012.
Growing up, Masonís passion was the sport of rodeo, he spent countless hours riding and a barrel hung in a tree in the backyard of the family home. Mason started riding calves at the age of 3, while the family was feeding bottle calves, his dad would place him on them and he got the biggest thrill, little did we know what it would turn out to be.
Mason was a member of several youth rodeo associations, including Missouri Junior Rodeo Circuit, All Youth Rodeo Association, National Junior Bull Riders Association, Junior Bull Riders Association, winning many Event, Year End and All-Around Cowboy titles, including a National Championship in 2009. It wasnít long for everyone to figure out that God had given him a gift. Mason started entering events at the Amateur level at the age of 15, qualifying for his first National Federation of Professional Bull Riders Association Finals. He went on to be a 7-time qualifier for the NFPB Finals, 2-time Finals Champion and the 2013 Federation Cup National Championship. Mason was also a member of Bull Riders of America, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Arkansas Cowboys Association, winning several Event, Year End and Finals Championships. Masonís dream came true when he turned 18 and joined the Professional Bull Riders Association, where he was a 4-time finals qualifier. Mason had a gift, but the biggest gift was his heart, doing charity work, his favorite pastime, visiting with children who were sick and stuck in hospitals. Mason gave his heart to his Lord and Savior at the age of 10 and was baptized shortly after at Corinth Baptist Church in Cassville, Mo.
Mason is survived by his wife Abbey Cooper Lowe; his father, Stacy Lowe of Carthage, Mo.; his mother and step-father, Jerry and Melissa Whisenhunt of Exeter; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Brian and Stephanie Cooper of Rocheport, Mo.; two sisters, Kayla Lowe of Exeter and Alyssa Whisenhunt of Exeter; one sister-in-law, Campbell Cooper of Rocheport; his grandparents, Larry Reed of Exeter, Junior and Brenda Lowe of Cassville, Mo., and Jerry and Ida Whisenhunt of Cassville; his biggest fan, his niece Blazi Lowe; a very special brother from another mother, Dusty Hayes and his wife Abby of Exeter; several uncles, Aaron Lowe and his wife Katy of Lockwood, Mo., Loren Lowe III of Cassville, Cody Lowe of Cassville and Jerry Lowe of Branson, Mo; his aunts, Cherri Morgan and her husband Troy of Cassville, Tracy Lowe of Carthage, Amanda Bowen and her husband Justin of Cassville, Jody Gallardo and her husband Carlos of Butterfield, Mo., and Jennifer Drake and her husband Joey of Butterfield; several cousins, friends and fans.
Mason was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Beverly Reed; paternal grandmother, Cheryl Jean Lowe and great grandparents, Loren Lowe I, Fern Lowe and Lloyd Reed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Exeter School Multi-Purpose Room under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Memorial contribution may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Hospital in memory of Mason.
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