DALLAS - Jack Emory Lowery, 91, of 503 Park Road, passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2012. At his side was his wife
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Rebecca and several close family members.
Jack was born on June 19, 1920 in Gastonia to Mrs. Edna W. Lowery.
Jack was a foreman in the Civilian Conservation Core, stationed in Oregon. After the CCC, Jack enlisted in the United States Navy and was a Chief Machinist Mate in Norfolk, Virginia during WWII.
Upon his return from service, Jack began work at Wix Corporation, where he assisted in building Wix into an international supplier of filtration products. Jack retired from Wix in 1985 after 36 years of service.
Jack was also co-partners with Jim Lowery and Clyde Quinn in Productive Tool Corporation.
Jack was a member of First United Methodist Church, Dallas where his many roles included Scout Leader, Treasurer, and a member of the Methodist Men, he was honored as Man of the Year in 1993. He was also a member of the Dallas Masonic Lodge #263.
Mr. Lowery is survived by his wife, Rebecca Bell Lowery; brother, Bobby J. Lowery and wife Joyce of Gastonia; sister-in-law, Ann E. Lowery of Lowell; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p. m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 301 West Main Street, Dallas.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Dallas with the Rev. Caroll Flack officiating.
Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park with military honors by the U. S. Navy.
Mr. Lowery was preceded in death by his mother; four brothers, Charles, Jim, Ernest and William Lowery; two sisters, Sue Campbell, Maude Stewart.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 536, Dallas, North Carolina 28034.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomedallas.com.
Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Lowery family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 30, 2012