William Eugene Lowry

Born March 10, 1936 in Marion, Ohio
Departed January 1, 2024 in Rockledge, Florida

William Eugene Lowry was born March 10, 1936. The beloved husband of Diane Richardson Lowry, he went into the arms of the Lord at the age of 87 on January 1, 2024. He fought pancreatic cancer for a very short time and was cared for by the wonderful people at Vitas Hospice House in Rockledge.

He was the son of Gerald Everett Lowry and Pauline Doris Noggle; brother of James C. Secrest; father of Brett WK Archambeault, Tracey KL Archambeault, William D. Turner(Allison),Jennifer Perry (Jason) and Grandfather of Adam Perry, Haven, Wesley, Phoebe, and Iris Turner.

Bill loved his extended family and his blue eyes and face would light up every time he saw them.

Bill retired in 1975 from the Coast Guard after 21 years of service. He served proudly in Vietnam and earned a Purple Heart among other awards. He was most proud of the ships he served on especially the Eagle and the icebreaker of the Great Lakes, the Mackinaw.

He served at the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd as an Elder, Choir Member and other areas in the service of God for 24 years. He attended Via de Christo #40. He was a member of Melbourne Masonic Lodge 143 (Past Master),York Rite, Azan Shrine, Past Patron of Eastern Star, American Legion and other military organizations.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2:00 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd, 810 W. Florida Avenue. Melbourne, FL 32901.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd, in his name.

Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd

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6 entries.
Kim Bond from Melbourne wrote on January 16, 2024:
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. He was a wonderful man and we were blessed to spend so much time with him over the years. Sending my deepest condolences to Diane and family. We'll miss him at PT.
Dr. David Charles Smith from Allentown wrote on January 7, 2024:
The members and friends of Jordan United Church of Christ extend our deepest sympathy and Christian love to Jim and the entire family at this time of loss. May the peace of the Risen Christ offer comfort and hope in the days ahead.
Mark Holshoe from Melbourne wrote on January 6, 2024:
Rest in peace, brother Bill you had a great life and I enjoyed knowing you very much.
Allison Wade from Melbourne wrote on January 5, 2024:
We all were very sorry to hear the news about Bill. We are grateful to have met him and seen how he cared for his loving wife Diane. We all send our condolences to Diane and extended family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, A. Wade, Randy, Heather P, Megan, Heather F, Catrina, Angelique
Joan F. Bird from WINCHESTER wrote on January 5, 2024:
Diane and family - we will all miss that big teddy bear of a guy who had the infectious smile and big bear hugs. Loved visiting with him and family at Conomo when they came up from Florida...oh how he loved sitting on the porch at Conomo...oh how we loved being on the porch with him...thank you Bill for coming into our lives you will be missed but not forgotten. love, Joan McNeill Bird
DORE DAVICH from Melbourne wrote on January 5, 2024:
Although I have only been friends with Bill and Diane for a few years, we became close. I thought of Bill as my second dad. He was loving, caring, funny and loved to share stories of his life and travels! I loved his smile and thoughtfulness! He will always be close in my heart! Love, Dore ❤️🙏❤️🇺🇸❤️⚓️❤️
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