Raymond C. “Tally” Lowman Sr., 95, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years, Thelma Wingo Lowman; sons, Raymond C. Lowman, Jr. (Vicki), John Earl Lowman (Jody); grandchildren, Matthew Lowman, Jonathan Lowman (Christine), Mary Catherine Lowman, Zachary Lowman (Alisa), Jacob Lowman (Zachary); great-grandchildren, Raegen, Waverly, Piper, Copper, Klein & Cable; brother, Frank Lowman. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Nina Eck Crafton and John Edward McCorkle Lowman; brothers, Billy Lowman and Sam Lowman. After high school Tally enlisted in the Army Air Force. He was assigned to the 15th Airforce, 744th Squadron, 456th Bomb Group of B-24 Liberators stationed in Foggia, Italy. Tally was the Ball Turret Gunner. Against all the odds, he survived a bombing mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia. Being shot down on December 16th, 1944 and taken prisoner of war by the Germans. He was liberated in May of 1945 when the Russian front overran the prison camp. He returned to the U.S. via hospital ship and went to a rehab hospital in Denver, Colorado. Tally was a retired printer with the William Byrd Press, a deacon at Branch”s Baptist Church and Sunday School teacher of 4-year old”s for over 40 years, Boy Scout Leader and Skipper of the Sea Scouts in Troop 863, an avid piano player and teacher. He enjoyed Bee Keeping, Gardening, playing with his old tractor and doing custom printing on his early 1900 vintage print shop at his house. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1:00 pm on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Branch’s Baptist Church with his funeral service to begin at 1:00 pm. Interment with military honors will be held following the service in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Branch’s Baptist Church 3400 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA, 23234.