Jerry Lewis Lowe, 74, of Marble, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital.
He was a native of Graham County, but lived most of his life in Clay and Cherokee counties.
Jerry completed two tours of duty during the Vietnam War while serving in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.
Jerry was owner/operator of Cherokee Clearing & Excavating.
He was a member of American Legion Post 96, Murphy. Jerry also was a member of Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Andrews.
Jerry was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.
He was the son of the late Bob and Evelyn Beck Lowe. He also was preceded in death by a brother, William “Bill” Lowe, and infant brother, Bobby Lowe.
Surviving are his wife, Eva Nell Lowe of Marble; two daughters, Angela Marie Keiser and husband William Dean of Lula, Ga., and April Lowe Chastain and husband John of Marble; two sons, Robert Lewis Lowe and wife Cesiah of Warne, and Jerry Andrew Lowe and wife Tracey of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a brother, John Lowe of Conover; eight grandchildren, Paloma and Elijah Antonio Lowe, Brandon and Nicholas Lowe, Madison Dalrymple Chastain and Caeden Chastain, and Allea and Terina Keiser; and four great-grandsons. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with the Revs. Harold Stiles and Eddie Hardin officiating. The interment was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Meadow Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Hayesville, with military graveside rites conducted by Hayesville American Legion Post 532, VFW Post 6812, Murphy DAV Chapter 73 and American Legion Post 96. Pallbearers were Will Lowe, Jonathan Newton, Randall Newton, Nick Newton, Johnny Hopkins and Sammy Berrong. Honorary pallbearers were Nicholas Lowe and Timmy Hopkins.
The family received friends from 5-6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, prior to the service.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, was in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.