William E. Lowery
William E. Lowery
August 3, 1930 - October 9, 2018
William E. "Bill" Lowery went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He passed away peacefully at his home with his beloved wife, Barbara, at his side.
Bill was born August 3, 1930 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to William and Alta Lowery. He married Barbara Bacon on April 25, 1953 in Wichita Falls.
Bill served 4 years in the United States Air Force and spent time in Tripoli during the Korean conflict, where he worked on B-29 bombers. Bill retired from Sheppard Air Force Base in 1985.
Bill was an avid machinist and gun enthusiast. He loved to build things and could repair anything. He was a lifelong member of Lamar Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He was also a member of the Rockin' Wheels Good Sam Camping Club and of North Texas Field and Stream. Bill served as a Free Mason for 50 years.
Bill's true passion was to serve God and love people. Anyone who knew him truly knew of his love for God, family and country. He took great pride in his six grandchildren and he never failed to make sure they knew they were loved.
Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara; daughter, Annette Patrick and husband David; daughter Connie Waugh; daughter-in-law Jana Lowery, all of Wichita Falls, grandchildren Kayla Steinly and husband Andrew of Wichita Falls, Kaitlin Bates and husband Justin of Devine, TX; Hannah McMurry and husband Grant of Fort Irwin, CA; Mason Lowery of Wichita Falls; Garrett Waugh and wife Mercades of Wichita Falls; great grandchildren Parker Bates, Amelia Waugh, Theo McMurry and Rhett Steinly. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Francis Doty of Harlingen, TX. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our special friend and caregiver, Carmen Rivera.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Alta Lowery, son, Robert Lowery, son-in-law, Darren Waugh and grandson, Jay Patrick.
Services will be held Saturday, October 13, at 2pm at Lunn's Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, October 12, from 6-7pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to Lamar Baptist Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lunnscolonial.com.