Monday, June 20, 2011
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home
1700 Normal Park Dr.
Huntsville, TX 77340
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
First Baptist Church
Lowell Mayrant of Huntsville, Texas passed away at 91 years of age in Conroe Wednesday, the 15th of June 2011. He was born in Lufkin, Texas to Samuel Norvell Mayrant and wife, Mary Myrtle Land Mayrant the 29th of February 1920.
Mr. Mayrant is survived by his beloved wife of more than 70 years, Jewel Marie Mayrant; sister, Earlene Brock and husband, Virgil Brock of Lufkin, Texas; daughter, Ginger Fogg and husband, William Fogg of Houston; and son, Gary Mayrant and wife, Susan Mayrant of Huntsville; grandchildren, Barbara Hamrick of La Grange, Texas, Lt. Colonel Richard Fogg of O’Fallon, Illinois, Charles Bryce of Huntsville, and Jennifer Mayrant of The Colony, Texas; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Brothers, Portland and Samuel N Mayrant Jr.; and sisters Oneida Stapp Belcher, Zelma Wilson and Eulene Milwee preceded Mr. Mayrant in death.
Mr. Mayrant served his country like many of the Greatest Generation. He was stationed in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Gambier Bay during World War II. The ship sank at The Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 and Mr. Mayrant floated in the sea for 68 hours. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the battle.
He earned an Associate Degree at Lee College in Tennessee and finished with a Masters and Bachelors Degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. He became a professor at SHSU primarily in the sociology and criminology departments. Mr. Mayrant retired in 1985 after 27 years as a professor at SHSU.
He was a long time member of the Assembly of God Church and taught Sunday School for many years at First Assembly of God in Crockett, Texas. He was also an entrepreneur engaging in many different successful business ventures throughout the course of his life. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren and was an avid collector of memorabilia and antiques.
Memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church of Huntsville Tuesday, the 21st of June at 10:00 a.m. Following will be the Internment at Houston National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Jon Weygandt will officiate the ceremony and grandson Chuck Bryce will deliver the eulogy. Visitation will be at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home Monday, the 20th of June from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Ali Bhuriwala and the extended family of health care professionals from Consider The Lilies who worked faithfully to care for “Poppa.”
The family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Mr. Mayrant’s honor be directed to The Nantz National Alzheimers Center, The Methodist Hospital Foundation- NNAC, c/o Sandra Nauert, P.O. Box 4384, Houston, Texas, 77210-4384 or The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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