John L. Lowe

| July 27, 2017

Lowe001USFlagSunlightHC1311_X_300_C_YMILLERSBURG – John L. Lowe, 89, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family and his loyal companion, “Rowdy”.

He was born at home on the Lowe Farm in Millcreek Twp., Coshocton Co., on Oct. 16, 1927 to the late Sanford L. and Minnie Myrtle (Kaser) Lowe.  He attended Clark High School before joining the US Army, 5th Air Corp., 466th Signal Co. occupying Japan.

Upon returning home, John married Inez Maxine (Davis) Lowe on Jan. 15, 1949. She preceded him in death on June 19, 2011.

While he was first and foremost a farmer, he was also an oil well driller, water well driller, and timber cutter at different times in his life.  He was a member of the NRA, and attended Clark Twp. Baptist Church.  He played basketball in his younger years for Clark High School. He also played baseball, and still loved the game, especially the Cleveland Indians.  He also was a fan of the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he enjoyed going on fishing trips to Lake Erie and Canada with his friends. His family always remained the most important thing in his life.

He is survived by two sons, Rodney Lowe of Clark and James (Onita) Lowe of Millersburg; six daughters,  Sandra McCracken and Karen Bowles of Clark, Barbara (Kenneth) DeWitt, Christine (Ernest) Sheldon, and Rita Lowe all of Millersburg,  and Linda (Timothy) Guthrie of Warsaw; nineteen grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Allen Lindell Lowe; a great-granddaughter, Courtney Ellis; a brother, James Lowe; two sisters, Mary Fraelich and Helen Lowe; two sons-in-law, James McCracken and Dean Bowles; and a daughter-in-law, Deborah Lowe.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor C.E. Sonny Easterday officiating.  Burial will follow in Blissfield Cemetery, with graveside military rites performed by the Coshocton Co. Veterans Council Honor Guard.  Calling hours are from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Coshocton, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663; or to the Clark Twp. Baptist Church, Attn: Ruth Mullett, 30618 TR 343 Warsaw, OH 43844.

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