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David Ralph Lowery, age 72, of Harrisburg, but longtime Shawneetown resident, died at his home on March 6, 2017. Ralph as most knew him was born in Galatia, IL on September 24, 1944 to the late Roy and Marie (Smith) Lowery. He was married to Beverly Lowery who preceded him in death.
Ralph worked most of his life in the coal mines where he retired from. He had worked at Eagle 2, Marissa and Ohio 11. He love the outdoors, either mowing, taking care of flowers or watching the birds and nature. His real love was fishing. He was a good father, husband and brother and will be missed.
He is survived by, a daughter, Lisa Lowery (Tom Lattig) of Harrisburg and a son, David Ralph Lowery, Jr of Carrier Mills. One brother, Jim Lowery of Cave In Rock, two sisters, Alice Belt and Lela Estes both of Kentucky. His longtime girlfriend, Katie Lampert and 2 daughters who he loved as his own, Charlotte (Tracy) Johnson and Belinda Biggerstaff. 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and 1 brother, Bud Lowery and 1 sister, Wynona Lowery.
Visitation for Ralph will be on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. His funeral service will be on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the funeral home starting at 11:00 AM. Rev. Cliff Rose will officiate and his burial will follow in the Hogan Cemetery.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com
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