James M. Lowe
December 15, 1925-October 17, 2020
James M. Lowe, 94, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at his home, with his family at his side.
He was born December 15, 1925 in Kimberly, Alabama, the son of Elsie and Effey Lowe.
On March 31, 1943, in Nyota, Alabama, he married Mary Reno, who preceded him in death .
James worked in the coal mines and with the railroad in Alabama, before moving in 1954 to the La Porte area. He was employed by the Portage Township High School as a bus driver and head custodian before retiring after 40 years. He was a member of the La Porte and Portage Church of God. James enjoyed playing the organ, the bass, and singing while traveling to various churches with family (The Singing Lowe family). Woodworking, crafts, camping at the cabin, and fishing were his passion.
He is survived by his three daughters, Frances (Jesse) Moore of La Porte, IN, Sue (Charles) Thomason of Lafayette, TN, Shirley Burchell of Lafayette, IN; two sons, Eddie (Darlene) Lowe of AL, Denny Ray(Lola) Lowe of North Judson, IN; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife Mary, James was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Junior, Claude, Bill, Fate and Clarence, sisters, Carrie and Ruby and son-in-law, Jimmy Burchell.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Thursday October 22, 2020. The Celebration of James Life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with interment to follow at the Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Fellowship Church of God in James' name. The family requests per state guidelines that you wear masks and do not attend if you are feeling sick or have a fever or cough.
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