The Lowther family has been in funeral service for three generations. Our family history began in Indian River County in the 1950s. Joseph D. Lowther, Sr., Thomas’ father, worked in the funeral industry locally and went on to own and operate funeral homes in Ormond Beach and Holly Hill, Florida, area.
Lowther Cremation Service, Inc., located at 1555 27th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 opened for business in August 1997. In 2001, we expanded to include our full-service funeral home on the adjoining property, Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, located at 1655 27th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960, offering funeral service and cremation options.
We are proud to serve Indian River County residents both locally and throughout the United States.
Beverly Howerton and Thomas Lowther married in 1981 and have two children, Kari and Ryan. In 2006, Kari R. Lowther was a welcome addition to our family business. Funeral Directors, Ryan S. Lowther and Saranne Sisk, joined our staff in 2013, with Saranne becoming Saranne S. Lowther, Ryan’s wife, in August 2014. We are proud to have our dually certified Licensed Funeral Director and Martin County Firefighter Paramedic, Timothy D. Myers also on staff. Our nights and weekends are supported by husband and wife team, Michael and Dadra Smith, who have been serving families with us for 10 plus years.
When you choose Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home to memorialize and celebrate the life of your loved one, you truly get the dedication of our family serving your family, during this difficult time.
A 4th generation Indian River County resident, Tom is a graduate of Vero Beach High School, Class of 1978. In 1981, he graduated from Miami Dade School of Mortuary Science. Tom is active in many civic organizations, including Sunrise Rotary Club Past President, Vero Masonic Lodge, Azan Shrine Club, and the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army. Tom is passionate about serving his community, and in 2002 was elected to the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners, serving as Chairman 2005-2006. In support of Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, Tom participated in “Dancing with the Vero Stars 2015”. Tom was elected in 2014 and currently serves as a Commissioner to the Indian River County Mosquito Control District and as Chairman 2020-2021.
A graduate of Vero Beach High School Class of 1978 and Indian River Community College, Fort Pierce, FL, earning an Associates Arts Degree. Beverly attended Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL, earning her Licensed Direct Disposer accreditation.
Was born in Vero Beach and is a graduate of Vero Beach High School, Class of 2004. She received her CNA certification training from Indian River Community College and went on to work in several of our local nursing homes. Kari joined the family business in 2006; working in all phases of the funeral home. She has a son, Gavin and daughter, Kinsley.
Was born in Vero Beach and is a 2007 graduate of Vero Beach High School. He attended Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Business. Upon graduation, Ryan enrolled in the Associate of Science Degree program at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur (Atlanta), GA, completing his studies in August of 2013. Ryan is a third-generation funeral director; his paternal grandfather, a former graduate of the Dallas Institute-Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, Dallas, Texas and his father, a graduate of Miami Dade College of Mortuary Science. He is a member of Sunrise Rotary, Vero Beach and The Hundred Club of Indian River County, Inc.
Was born in Athens, Georgia and was a 2009 graduate of Franklin County High School, Carnesville, GA. She attended North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA, studying Nursing with a focus in Gerontology and is a Phi Mu Alumni. Saranne enrolled in the Associate of Science Degree program at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur (Atlanta), GA and completed her studies in August of 2013. She and he husband, Ryan, have two Yorkies, Nala Jean and Tini.
Tim is a 35-year resident of Vero Beach. He moved with his family in 1985 to Vero Beach, from Indiana. He graduated Vero Beach High School in 1994. Tim attended St. Petersburg College, where he graduated with honors in May of 2000 as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. After completing his internship, he returned to Vero Beach and began working with Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home in April of 2001. In 2003, Tim pursued a second career with the Fire Service. In January of 2005, he was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic with Martin County Fire Rescue where he still currently works and in May of 2005 graduated with an A.S. Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Indian River State College. He returned to Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home in 2019 as a Funeral Director and Embalmer, on a part time basis. Tim married his high school sweetheart, Courtney, in February of 2004. Together they have two sons, Brayden and Griffin.