Friends and family of Skyline High School senior Savion Lowe raised over $ 1,400 for funeral expenses and for Lowe’s family.
LONGMONT, Colo .– Friends, family and the community of Longmont celebrated the life of 17-year-old Savion Lowe with a âShow and Shineâ car show on Sunday.
Organizers said events of this scale typically take months, if not a whole year, to plan. Sunday’s auto show convened in about a week.
âI didn’t know what to expect, especially since it was kind of last minute,â said Mike Futrell, member of True Reflections Car and Bike Club Colorado.
The association intervened to organize the Sunday event.
“It was a good turnout,” he said. “I am surprised.”
Futrell’s stepson Adrian Rabun said he and Savion had been close friends since the seventh grade.
âYou wake up everyday waiting for a text or like a ‘what are you doing’ or a ‘dating’ and nothing,” he said. “It’s just shocking.”
Rabun said he was devastated when he learned of Lowe’s passing.
Lowe’s parents attended Sunday’s auto show, but weren’t ready to do any interviews on their son. However, they both expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support from the community.
Organizers said Sunday’s performance raised at least $ 1,400.
Those present remember Lowe as a good child with a big heart. Futrell said he would visit their homes often while spending time with Rabun and other friends.
“[He] called my wife ‘mom’, “Futrell said.” We were all close. He’s a good boy, very respectful, and he’s gone too early. “
Lowe was also known as a star football player at Skyline High School.
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It is still unclear how Lowe died. His father said he was a perfectly healthy child who went to bed the night of September 6, but did not wake up the next morning.
The family has also set up a GoFundMe to help with funeral and memorial expenses.
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