McMinnville resident and Coffee County native Howard Truman Lowry, 67, was born Oct. 29, 1944 and died March 24 at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga following a sudden illness.
An employee of Roadway Express, he was the son of Clemmie Lowry Patrick of McMinnville and the late Algernon Lowry. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Julian; two brothers, Franklin Lowry and Benjamin Lowry; half-sister, Virginia Mae Klassy and three half-brothers, Roger Lowry, Waymon Lowry and J.W. Lowry.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two children, Brandon Howard and wife Dr. Allison Trevathan Lowry of Chattanooga, and Dawn Lowry Wanamaker and husband Greg Wanamaker of McMinnville; grandchildren, Ashlin Lowry, Alex Lowry, Katie Wanamaker, Logan Wanamaker and Marah Wanamaker, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at High’s Chapel with Brandon Lowry and Slayden Rogers officaiting. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Coffee County. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at High’s. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Family Room at Erlanger Medical Center c/o High’s.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 25, 2012