William "Uncle Bill" Arthur Lowrey Jr.
Shawnee - William Bill Arthur Lowrey Jr. a permanent resident and civil servant to the City of Shawnee passed away at Colonial Nursing Home on Saturday March 27th 2021. Bill was born on October 4th, 1934 along with his twin brother Charlie to parents William Arthur Lowrey Sr. and Margaret Leone (Yowell) Lowrey. Bill graduated from Shawnee High School in 1953 and was a decorated member of the Track and Field and Football teams. After highschool he attended Oklahoma Baptist University with the intention of becoming a history teacher and coach.
Bill joined the U.S. Army in 1956 and served in the Korean Conflict for two years with his brother Charlie. In 1962 he married the love of his life Dee Ann (Pointer) Lowrey, they were married for 59 years. Upon his return from Korea he began working for the Shawnee Post Office where he retired as the head clerk after 41 years of distinguished service. History repeats itself as his daughter-in-law, Bridget, continues on in the same position.
Bill is remembered by those who loved him as a generous man of many interests. From raising bees to planting pecan trees to cycling and archery he enjoyed learning and sharing the fruits of his interests with family and friends. He was the head of many family reunions from Port Aransas to Shawnee Lake and inducted countless Lowreys into the family over the years. His family will miss him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Margaret Ann Albertson, Betty Jane Chandler, and Charles Lowrey as well as his nephew Chuck Lowrey and niece Janna Chandler and his brother in law Phillip Jackson.
He is survived by his loving wife Dee and sons Kirk (m. Bridget Lowrey) and Todd (m. Cindi Lowrey) sisters-in-law Judy Jackson and Shirley Lowrey and brother-in-law Phillip Pointer (m. Kim Pointer) grandchildren Jon, Jacob, and Allison and great granddaughter Lilyana Mae Lowrey as well as nieces and nephews JF and Tina Alberson, Jane and Jerry Clarke, Keat and Cheyenne Chandler, Kelly and Bob Weaver, Suzanne and Cody Simmons, Terri and Ford Mastin, Mark Ragsdale and Celeste and Jimmy Enochs.
Services to celebrate his life are open to the public and will be held Monday, April 5th at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church located on 1625 N Broadway Ave in Shawnee.
Posted online on April 02, 2021