Lowell D. Skeed
Lowell Dean Skeed passed away on Monday July 27, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis Missouri.
He was born on August 22, 1945 to Louis A. and Mildred J (Calek) Skeed in Maryville Missouri. His grandfather gave him the nickname Butch. Everyone in Clearmont and Maryville has known him by this name.
At an early age he began working part time at various jobs including Woolworths and Ward’s Drive-In. Also active in his youth at the First Baptist Church, he was a Page at the Southern Baptist Convention.
He graduated from Maryville High School in 1963 and began college at Northwest Missouri State University in the fall. He enlisted in the United State Air Force, serving from 1964 to 1968. During his service he was stationed at the Ton Son Nhut Airforce Base in Vietnam.
On December 30, 1967, he married his longtime sweetheart, Janet Gray, in Searcy Arkansas where her parents were living at the time.
When released from his service contract, he joined his wife in Omaha, Nebraska. There he began his life-long career with the U.S. Postal Service. Several years later they moved to Des Moines, Iowa where he became a supervisor at the new Bulk Mail Facility.
He continued his education at various universities as well as educational opportunities through the Postal Service.
In 1980 he applied and was appointed Postmaster in Trenton, Missouri where he served 18 years. In 1998 he became Postmaster in Chillicothe, Missouri, from which position he retired in March of 2001 having served in the Postal Service for 34 years.
Mr. Skeed was active in various organizations as an adult. These include President of United Way and PTA President at Rissler Elementary in Trenton. He also served as an Elder at Hodge Presbyterian Church. Throughout his life he was active in Boy Scouts, both as a youth and as an adult serving in leadership positions. While in Trenton he also coached girl’s basketball at the middle school level for several years. In Naples he has been on the board of one of the condo associations and served as landscaping chairman for two associations.
After retirement the couple moved from Trenton to Osage Beach, Missouri where their family would enjoy visiting. He enjoyed the fishing, the golf, the new friends and the family visits.
Keeping their home in Osage Beach they moved to Naples, Florida where he not only enjoyed the warmer winters but also the addition of the new friends and golf and family visits. He also added the newly loved activities of shelling, the beach walking and bocce.
He is survived by his wife of the home, three children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Son, Phil lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife Dana and son Brady. Blake lives in Kansas City with wife Maddie and daughter Charlotte. Daughter, Suzanne Rohwer her husband Shawn and daughter Madelyn live in Independence. Daughter, Amanda Davis, husband Mike and their four children, Alyssa, Colton, Grayson and Emmalyn live in St. Joseph. He is also survived by two sisters, Marcia Beattie of Barnard and Gail Booth of Maryville and several nieces and nephews.
No services have been planned at this time. Memorials in his name may be made to Hodge Presbyterian Church in Trenton, Missouri or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Arrangements Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri.