SHELBY - John Randolph Lowery, 89, of Pleasant Hill Church Road, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at White Oak Manor of Kings Mountain. Born Feb. 7, 1925, in Shelby, he was the son of the late John and Ida Dover Lowery.
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He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Army, in the Pacific. He was a farmer and carpenter, and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Mattie Sue Lowery; and sister, Mary Lowery Dixon.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Dr. Gayla Freeman and husband Dr. Buddy Freeman of Marshall; nephew, Dr. Richard Dixon and wife Meda, and their sons, Andrew and Charles; brother, Jack Lowery and wife Betty of New Ellenton, S.C.; sisters-in law, Madge Beam of Shelby and Ruby Sperling and husband Glenn of Waco; brothers-in-law, Eugene Beam of New Ellenton, S.C., and Wray Beam and wife Doris of Shelby; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express grateful appreciation to the staff of White Oak Manor of Kings Mountain and Hospice of Cleveland County.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church, and other times at the home of Dr. Richard and Meda Dixon, 2260 Pleasant Hill Church Rd., Shelby.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Officiated by: The Rev. Greg Martin and Dr. Buddy Freeman
Burial: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family.
Memorials: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2338 Pleasant Hill Church Rd., Shelby, NC 28152
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
1401 West Dixon Boulevard Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 26, 2014