Willis Lowe

  |   Visit Guest Book

TURKEY CREEK, Ky. — Willis Lowe, 92, of Turkey Creek, Ky., died Thurs., May 29, 2014, at Appalachian Regional Hospital at South Williamson, Ky.

Born March 23, 1922, at Martin County, Ky., he was a son of the late Everette and Ora Blackburn Lowe. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Emzy, Grat and Granville Lowe; two sisters, Mida James and Emma Lowe and a great-grandson, Andrew Bennett Case who died on Christmas Day 2009.

Mr. Lowe was a retired disabled coal miner; a member of the United Mine Workers of America; a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Mary Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church since October 17, 1976.

He leaves behind his wife, Lyda Mae Maynard Lowe, whom he married Dec. 13, 1943. They had one son, Kermit Reford Lowe of Mio, Mich.; one daughter, Beatrice Loretta Sesco of Turkey Creek, , Ky., and a good son-in-law, Ernest Sesco, that stood by him till the end. He leaves a special good friend, James Maynard of Turkey Creek, Ky.; his close neighbors, Steve and Leann Maynard of Turkey Creek, Ky.; granddaughters, Oliesiea Tonda (Kirby) Case and Belinda (Danny) Smith, both of Sidney, Ky., and Priscilla Lowe of Michigan; grandsons, Brian (Kriste) Phillips of Paintsville, Ky., and Tracy Lowe of Michigan, and great-grandchildren, Alexzandria Phillips, Liesiea Case, Sydney Smith and Little Samantha Jade Smith. He will be missed by all.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Mon., June 2, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Hobert Hamilton, Danny Runyon and other Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in Maynard-Runyon Cemetery at Piso, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home with special services both nights at 7 p.m.

Online condolences at

R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home
R.E. Rogers Funeral Home - Belfry
25062 US HWY 119
Belfry, KY 41514
Funeral Home Details
Send Flowers
Published in Williamson Daily News from May 30 to June 1, 2014