James “Jim” Lowe, age 96, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at The Ohio Eastern Star Home.
He was born on July 30, 1926, in Wooster, Ohio to the late Glenn and Mabel (James) Lowe. Jim had a profound love for his family and friends. An active member of the community, he was honored as Apple Creek citizen of the year.
With over twenty years of service, he retired from Rubbermaid. His passion for woodworking, fishing, and gardening provided him the opportunity to serve as 4H advisor and Wayne county’s first scout master. He was instrumental in organizing the first pine wood derby.
Jim also enjoyed baseball. In his younger years he auditioned for the Cleveland Indians. He passed that passion on to the little league clubs he was devoted to organizing.
Jim is survived by his wife, Lois (Myers) Lowe; three sons, Jim (Linda) Lowe, Gerald “Jerry” (Karen) Lowe, John (Betty) Lowe; two stepdaughters, Phyllis (Charles) Linton and Gale (Danny) Grau; a brother, Eugene Lowe; nine grandchildren, along with numerous great- grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Lowe; daughters, Linda Christowski, Diane Lowe; a son, Tom Lowe, grandson, Joe Lowe, great- granddaughter, Kayle Hostetler; brothers, Lenoine, Nevin and Gerald Wayne Lowe; and a sister, Doris Ickes.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:30PM in The Chapel at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. A memorial service will start at 3:30 PM.
Friends and family are welcome to join in a remembrance celebration for Jim on Friday June 23rd from 10am to 12pm at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville Ohio.
The Snyder Funeral Home – Lasater Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: https://bold.org/scholarships/joseph-c-lowe-memorial-scholarship/
To express a condolence to the Lowe family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Funeral home : Snyder Funeral Home – Lasater Chapel
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