Obituary of Walter Eugene Lowrey
Walter Eugene "Gene" Lowrey, 97, of Paducah, Kentucky, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Gene was a distinguished World War II Army Air Corp veteran who received several medals of which included the Purple Heart. In 2017, he also received the Distinguished Veteran Award in Paducah. Gene retired as a machinist in 1987 from Martin Marietta, but he was also a licensed electrician and highly a capable mechanic. His talents were numerous, and he was always the first to extend a helping hand to those around him. Gene was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who devoted the last years of his life caring for his wife. Gene is survived by his wife of 74 years, Iona Lowrey; one son, Daniel Lowrey and wife, Marilyn of Pueblo, Colorado; three daughters, Deborah Lowrey of Louisville, Kentucky, Donna Vandenberg of Paducah, Kentucky and Betty Prince and husband, Dale of Willard, Missouri; one brother, James "Jewel" Lowrey and wife, Doris of Coffeyville, Kansas; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Preceding Gene in death is an infant daughter, Wanda Louise Lowrey. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas. Military Honors will be provided by the V.F.W. Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20 Honor Guard. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Walter Lowrey, please visit Tribute Store
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022
2602 Woodland Ave.
Coffeyville, Kansas, United States