Fallen Hero: SFC (Ret) Houston F. Lowery, Jr

Gulfport, MS

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Internment will be held at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at a later date.


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on  Apr 16, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  Sergeant First Class (SFC) (Ret), Houston F. Lowery, age 82, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the HQ 890th Engineer Battalion, Gulfport, as a full-time Training NCO has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.   Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.  You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels.  May God continue to look over you and your family.  “Stand At Rest Soldier”

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Houston F. Lowery, Jr, age 82, died on Thursday, April 16, 2020. He was born to Houston Ford Lowery and Grace Wiggins Lowery in Gulfport, Mississippi, on December 7, 1937. He graduated high school on the MS Gulf Coast and then attended Mississippi State University with a degree in entomology. Houston proudly served in the military through the MS National Guard, where he retired Sergeant 1st Class.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Julia Lowery, his children, Ford Lowery (Ling Wang), Lynn Lowery Menard (Scott), Stephen Lowery (Vicky), and John Lowery (Kristy), as well as his six beloved grandchildren Allison, Andrew, Ashley, Alex, Grace, and Julia Kate.
Houston was preceded in death by his parents and his only sibling, Connor Lowery.
Internment will be held at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please donations to the Knoxville Zoo in memory of Houston Lowery, Jr.