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George H. Lowery

• Updated May 10, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Mr. Lowery, age 73, of Lebanon, died May 9, 2014. 

A native of Chillicothe, Ohio, he was the son of the late Carl and Margaret McCafferty Lowery. He was a 1959 graduate of Lebanon High School and Hume-Fogg Technical School.  He was a member of Barton's Creek Baptist Church and retired from (Texas Eastern) Duke Energy with 34 years of service. He received a heart transplant in 1988. He was the 19th person to undergo heart transplant surgery at St. Thomas Hospital. 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy O'Neal Raines; and brother, Edward Lee "Eddie" Lowery. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lynn Neal Lowery; four children, Scott (Rosa) Lowery, Julie (Scott) Benson, Steven (Michelle) Lowery, Charlie (Sara) Lowery; eight grandchildren, Elliott Benson, Avery, Spencer, Gavin, Gracie and Grayson Lowery, David and Deanna Galarza; two brothers, Tommy (Jean) Lowery, Milton (Shera) Lowery; sister, Betsy Buckingham; several nieces; and nephews.

His remains rest at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home at 241 W. Main St. in Lebanon, where services are Monday, May 12, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Brother Terry Cathey officiating.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Lebanon High School class of 1959, Barton's Creek Church family and retirees of Texas Eastern. Active pallbearers will be Mike and Jerry Hill, Jerry Dowell, Harold Doxtater, Stewart Smith, Ronnie Laine, Claude Maynard and Jimmy Byrd.  Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and Monday after 11 a.m.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, ligonbobo.com.

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