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Gale Lowe

Mr. Gale Edward Lowe, age 91, Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Mr. Lowe was a native of Washington County and son of the late Lawson & Ena Morley Lowe. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lowe was also preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Lowe, two brothers, Albert Lowe and Pruitt Lowe and four sisters, Alberta Miller, Inez Henry, Reba Pangle and Mary Sue Murray.
He was a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Mr. Lowe was a United States Navy Veteran having served during WWII on the USS Yorktown. He was first and foremost a farmer. He was also a builder, business owner and employed by the Washington County Sheriff Department under John Cloyd.
Survivors include his wife, Melba Huff Lowe, Johnson City; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis & Kenneth Hughes, Jonesborough; son and daughter-in-law, Doug & Ima Jean Lowe, Holly Springs, NC; daughter-in-law, Becky Lowe, Knoxville; brothers, Lawson Lowe, Jr., Knoxville, Charles Lowe, Jonesborough and Jack Lowe, Johnson City; grandchildren, Jeanna Hughes, Mitchell Lowe and wife, Della, Brian Lowe and Shea Lowe; great-grandson, Justin Lowe; and several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Connie Holladay & staff. We would like to also acknowledge the CLC Hospice Group, especially the first floor staff at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center for the loving care provided.
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Onks Cemetery with Rev. Bill Taylor officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Onks Cemetery Fund c/o Vera Lowe 4141 Old Jonesborough Rd. Jonesborough, TN 37659.
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