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2014-04-17 / Obituaries


Kenneth Evans Lowry, 88, of Montgomery, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Sunny South, the son of Cornelius Benjamin Lowry and Lillian Florrie Walker Lowry. He was a graduate of Pine Hill High School, the University of Alabama and received his Master’s Degree at Vanderbilt University. Primarily an educator, he taught English in several Alabama high schools and also taught at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., Troy State University in Montgomery and served as an instructor and text reviewer for over 26 years at the Air University's Extension Institute at Gunter Air Force Base.

A veteran of the Korean War, he was stationed at several bases, but the lengthiest tour was at Fort Myer, in Arlington, Va.

His most cherished memories included growing up in the country, enjoying the wonders and beauties of nature – turkey hunting, fishing and walking through the woods. He said many times that he would not trade those experiences for anything. He thoroughly enjoyed his beloved Crimson Tide.

Lowry was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a longtime member of Morningview Baptist Church in Montgomery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, Cornelius Walton Lowry, Curtis Grayson “Cy” Lowry, Eula Grace Lowry Hughes and Florrie Alice Lowry, and a beloved son, Lowell Kenneth Lowry.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Beatrice “Bee” Dozier Lowry of Montgomery; son, Slater Benjamin (Robin) Lowry, M.D. of Columbus, Miss.; daughter, India Beatrice Lowry (Keith) Collins of Alabaster; four grandsons, Tyler Brock, Dallas Brock, Mason Collins and Michael Collins; granddaughter Victoria Brock; daughterin law, Diane K. Lowry, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were April 10 at Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery. Interment followed at Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville.

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