Philip Geoffrey Lowry
December 29, 1935 – May 10, 2019
Philip Geoffrey Lowry, 83, of Greenville, passed away peacefully Friday, May 10, 2019. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland to Emily and Philip Lowry. Philip moved to the United States after finishing high school and served in the US Air Force. He met the love of his life, Eva Marie Moore in 1957. He became an American Citizen in 1958. Philip was a truck driver by trade and worked for Overnight Transportation (now UPS), retiring after 30 years. He loved his home and found solace working in the yard. He was an avid hiker and also enjoyed attending NASCAR races. Philip’s greatest passion was for his family. He was preceded in death by his son, Philip “Geoffrey” Lowry, Jr.; sister, Brenda Nicholson; brother, Michael R. Lowry; and his tortoise shell Persian, Abby. Philip is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Eva Marie Lowry; nephew, Christopher Nicholson; and other extended family members. He will be remembered for his cheerful smile, laughter, and gentle ways. The family will receive friends and loved ones beginning 1:30 PM Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in the Remembrance Chapel of Woodlawn Memorial Park; the funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM, officiated by Chaplain Tim Hormell. The family would like to offer special thanks and appreciation to the many workers at NHC Greenville and Caris Hospice for their compassionate care and support. Online condolences may be left at www.mackeymortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org; or the Praise Cathedral Building Fund, 3390 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer, SC 29650, www.praisecathedral.org. Arrangements by Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive.
- Eva Marie Lowry, Wife
- Christopher Nicholson, Nephew
- Receiving of Friends and Loved Ones Tuesday, May 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Philip Geoffrey Lowry
May 13, 2019
My dear Eva Marie,
I share your sense of loss and sorrow in the passing of your beloved husband Philip. Though I knew him only briefly, our times together were very special to me and I will treasure them always. What a joy it was for me to be in your home to visit, play and sing for both of you. Your sweet care for Philip was so evident and your love and devotion to him was unquestioned. I pray God’s blessed Holy Spirit ministers supernatural grace, peace, comfort and courage in the days and weeks to come. You will not be forgotten in my prayers. God’s everlasting love is with you now and He will never leave you or forsake you, so keep your eyes fixed above. I love you and send my sincere sympathy.