Funeral services announced for Arkansas Treasurer Mark Lowery

Mark Dale Lowery was born on March 28, 1957 and died on July 26, 2023.
Mark Dale Lowery was born on March 28, 1957 and died on July 26, 2023.(Arkansas Treasurer's Office)
Published: Jul. 26, 2023 at 11:30 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2023 at 2:26 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Visitation and funeral services have been announced for Arkansas Treasurer Mark Lowery who died Wednesday, a day after he announced he was retiring.

Lowery, who suffered multiple strokes in recent months, announced on Tuesday he would retire on Sept. 30.

On Wednesday, July 26, Lowery’s office announced that he had died.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time,” the office stated in social media post. “We wish to honor him and continue doing the work he entrusted us with.”

Mark Dale Lowery was born on March 28, 1957. He was 66 years old.

According to his obituary, Lowery will lie in state at the State Capitol Rotunda on Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at New Life Greater Church of North Little Rock, 8000 Crystal Hill Rd. in North Little Rock. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at New Life with burial to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Roller-Chenal Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Following the announcement of his passing, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders released the following statement:

“Bryan and I are saddened to hear about the loss of Arkansas Treasurer Mark Lowery. Mark was a lifelong public servant and a dedicated advocate for Arkansas’ children and families. To those who knew Mark, it was no surprise that he threw his hat into the ring and ran for the statehouse in 2012 – and it was even less of a surprise that in his decade-long tenure as a State Representative, he brought about several major reforms to Arkansas’ education system. In his run for State Treasurer last year, he promised to extend that record of public stewardship to Arkansas’ state finances.

“I am deeply saddened that Mark’s term as Treasurer was cut so short. Bryan and my prayers are with the entire Lowery family, his friends, and the Treasurer’s office staff in this difficult time.”

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders

On Thursday, Gov. Sanders ordered the United States flag and the state flag of Arkansas be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, July 28.