Rev. John William "Bill" Lowe, 87 - Spencer

Rev. John William "Bill" Lowe, 87, of Spencer, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Miletree Center, Spencer.

He was born January 4, 1928 at Wellford, a son of the late Willie Madison and Lessie Phillips Lowe.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Johnny William Lowe; sisters, Jeminah Lowe, Patricia Lowe, Gatha Payne, Opel Myers, Madelyn Elswick, Maxine Haynes and Faye Gandee; brothers, William Lowe, Jr., and Bobby Lee Lowe.

Rev. Lowe was ordained in 1963 and pastored some area United Methodist Churches during the later years of his ministry. Also, he served as the chaplain for the American Legion Post 21 and the Irvin F. Conley VFW Post 5783, Spencer. He attended the Speed United Methodist Church. He was retired from Pennzoil Corporation with 37 years of service. He enlisted the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served for six years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Jewell Carper Lowe, whom he married December 13, 1951; sons and daughters-in-law, John S. and Freda Lowe of Freeland, Michigan and David and Donna Lowe of Amma WV; sisters, Betty Graley of South Charleston WV and Wanda Elswick of Sandyville WV; grandchildren, Beth Lowe of Clendenin WV and John David Lowe of Seattle, Washington; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Daniel Whited officiating. Burial, with military honors accorded by the US Navy Honor Guard and American Legion Post 61, Clendenin, will be in the Clover Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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