OBITUARY

Ralph Lowry Jr.

September 24, 1942May 31, 2014
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Palm Coast, FL, Ralph Lowry Jr., 71 also of Greensboro, died unexpectedly on May 31, 2014. A funeral service will be at 2 PM, Friday, June 6 at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel followed by interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:45 to 1:45 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Ralph was born in Tazewell County, VA to the late Ralph and Hazel Goodwin Lowry. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was employed with Wrenn Handling for over twenty five years as a forklift mechanic. He will be remembered as an outspoken man who was willing to share his thoughts and honest opinions even though sometimes unsolicited. Ralph had a wide range of interests and loved to share them with his family. He and his wife of forty-seven years, Phyllis (Jayne) Proctor Lowry traveled all over the country enjoying each other’s and the company of the many friends they met. He was so supportive of his children and their interests whether attending car shows with Tim or teaching Wende (Daddy’s girl) how to hunt and horseback ride. He made sure they knew they could accomplish anything but even when they needed some advice they knew who to call. He enjoyed staying busy whether helping the kids, working on a project or taking on the impressive task of building his own home in Boone. When the grandchildren and great grandchildren came along he loved spending time with them just as much as with his own children. Brittany and PaPaw loved to go fishing together and Logan enjoyed going to the flea market every Saturday morning. He would captivate them all with his stories, sometimes repeating them but with a new twist. He was a smart man who worked hard, enjoyed life and always made time for his family.

Surviving Ralph are his wife and best friend, Phyllis (Jane); children, Wende (Bobby) Woods of Eden, Tim (Jenny) Lowry of Greensboro, Deena (Chuck) Willis of SC, Debbie Valis Flynn of SC, and Dwight Valis; grandchildren, Logan, Leah, Brittany, Megan, Mirranda, Kammi, Tristan, and Charles, great grandchildren, Teryn, Lillie, Raelyn and Ayla; siblings; Becky, Diana, Gerry, Roger, and Cheryl; several nieces and nephews; and extended family. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael R. Lowry in 1976.

Floral tributes are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Michael R. Lowry. Online condolences may be made to www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 6, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 6, 2014
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Brenda Keene

June 7, 2014

Sorry I could not be there. I have been in Mississippi. Coming home today and bringing Spencer with me. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. We lost a wonderful cousin this week that we loved very much. Love to all of you.

June 7, 2014

I hope the mansion that the Lord prepared for Ralph has a fishing rod and a painted horse outside with a view of the Wind River Mountains out his window. Bless all of you and especially those of you I met in Lander- Timmy, Wende, Jane, believe it was Meranda. Bless all our good memories. Chris & Dave McIlrath and all your friends at Sleeping Bear in Lander

Donnie & Sharon Goodman

June 6, 2014

So sorry for your loss of your precious loved one

Darrell Coleman

June 5, 2014

To the family and friends of Ralph Lowry-
Please accept our sympathy and our heart goes out to the loved ones during this difficult time.

-Co-workers and friends of Ms Deborah Valis-Flynn
MCRD Parris Island SC

June 4, 2014

So sorry to hear this he was my husbands best friend growing up TY COX

Roy Mattson

June 4, 2014

RIP Ralph there will be more fish in Heaven and we one day will be together again.
I will miss you but you will not be for gotten at Flagler Beach Pier.

Roy Mattson Jr,
Flagler Beach Ocean Pier Bait Tackle &
Roy's Bait House

Daphne Brumfield-Dauer

June 4, 2014

I love you all

Daphne Brumfield-Dauer

June 4, 2014

I love you all and you all are in my prayers. Ralph is going to missed greatly but remember He is now in heaven hunting and fishing with Michael and waiting to see you all again oneday. Ralph was like a second dad for years when I stayed with miss Wende as much as I stayed home and other than my dad he was the only man that could just look at me and I would be quiet and listen. I love and admire him with great respect. Love you all

Roy Mattson

June 4, 2014

Ralph was a great Friend and Fishing Buddy at Flagler Beach Ocean Pier.
Ralph will be remembered for all the Fun times we had at the Pier.

RIP Ralph see you down the road for another day of Fishing.

Roy Mattson Jr.
Roy's Bait House , Flagler Beach Ocean Pier Bait & Tackle

June 4, 2014

So sorry to hear about Ralph. Bill always thought so highly of him. I know he will be greatly missed as after all this time I still miss Bill. Am glad he was able to get so much enjoyment out of life. God bless.
Mary Ellen Ward