William E. Lowry, 86

OCT. 28, 1924-APRIL 20, 2011

April 20, 2011
  • William E. Lowry
William E. Lowry

William “Bill” Ellsworth Lowry, 86, of 11019 Pin Oak Terrace, Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Oct. 28, 1924, in Cedar Lawn, Md., he was the son of the late William I. and Leila E. Lowry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice L. Lowry.

He was an active member of the Hagerstown Bible Church for over 60 years. He was a former elder and participated in many other ministries at the church.

He was employed for 37 years with the Hagerstown Block Co., working in sales, accounting and dispatching. He still served on the board of directors for Hagerstown Block Co.

He is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Lowry) and husband, Lon Solomon, of Fairfax, Va., and Charlene (Lowry) and husband, Dane West, of Ashburn, Va.; a son, Curtis and wife, Robyn Lowry, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a brother, Leonard Lowry and wife, Dorothy, of Cearfoss, Md.; 10 grandsons, one granddaughter and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra (Lowry) Sparks.

Graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The Revs. Dale Carver and Jeff Knoll will officiate. Funeral services will be on Monday at 1 p.m. at Hagerstown Bible Church, 203 Summit Ave., Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jill’s House Respite Center (for children with disabilities), P.O. Box 9104, McLean, VA 22102.

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