CHERRYVILLE - James Lowman, 93, passed away April 23, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center - Lincoln in Lincolnton.
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Born April 19, 1921, in Granville County, he was a son of the late Darling Lowman and Emma Lowman.
He was retired as a long line driver from Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation after 36 years of service. Mr. Lowman was a member of Second Baptist Church where he was a former deacon. He served in the US Marines in Iwo Jima during WWII and received a purple heart.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary E. Lowman; son, Mark Lowman; son-in-law, Randy Ford and grandson, Greg Ford.
Survivors include a son, Richard Lowman and wife, Kathy of Rutherford College; four daughters, Charlene Franklin and husband, Derry, of Valdese, Mackie Lowman, Debbie Nantz, and Joette Ford all of Cherryville; eight grandchildren, Butch Franklin, Chip Russo, Angie Barrier, Tammy Russo, Laura
Brittain, James Ford, Emily Reed and Jason Nantz; eight great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and sister, Virginia Hinshaw of New Bern.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home, Cherryville.
At other times the family will be at the home of Joette Ford, 403 Houser Street, Cherryville.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home, Cherryville with the Revs. Jerry Lail, Keith Love and Michael White officiating.
Burial will be in the City Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church C.A.R.E. Team; 201 Houser Street, Cherryville, NC 28021 or to the Wounded Warriors Pro-ject, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, PO Box 238, Cherryville, NC 28021.
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com.
Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Lowman family.
Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home - Cherryville
405 N. Dixie Street PO Box 427 Cherryville , NC 28021
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 25, 2014