Born April 5, 1930, in Braggadocio, Mo., son of the late Gilbert and Jennie Smedley Lowry, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was employed for Itascal Processing Company.
He married Evelyn G. Gordon, who preceded him in death in 1988. In 1989 he married Ruth Herren, who survives.
Survivors also include his step-children, Jerry and Dorliss Dinning, Steve, Claud, Loyd and Paul Herren, Alice Smith, LaVern Ayers and Loretta Spray; one brother, Wilbert Lowry; one sister, Brenda Henson, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Sylvia Harmon, Jennie Sullivan and Audrey Lowry and two brothers, Harold and Billy Lowry.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville, Mo.,
Burial was in the Barnett Cemetery at Benton Ky.