John Edward Lowe, Jr., 97, a true American Patriot, war hero and loving husband, father and grandfather passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 9, 2017, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017, at Milford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 13, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro.
John was born on February 23, 1920, in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Sunset High School in 1938 and later attended North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington Texas, now the University of Texas at Arlington.
John enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and proudly served his country throughout WWII. He was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and received Two Purple hearts for his bravery.
He joined the Texas Department of Public Safety as a member of the State Highway Patrol in 1947. He was in the Texas Highway Patrol Training School #11 3rd Platoon. Being in the Naval Reserve, he was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and served as Chief Investigator for the Naval Depot on Guam from May 1951-October 1952.
After returning from the Guam, he joined the US Marshal Service in 1954. In 1962, John was one of the US Marshals that escorted James Meredith into the University of Mississippi. John received many accolades, and in 1966, he received the Sustained Superior Award from the United States Attorney General for the outstanding performance of his duties. He retired in 1978 as the Supervisor Deputy US Marshal for the Dallas office in the Northern District of Texas.
John is preceded in death by his beloved wife Geneva of 67 years. He has two sons John Lowe and wife Kristen of Arlington and Dwight Lowe and wife Renee of Waxahachie; and three grandchildren, Brad Lowe and wife Leigh, Morgan Owens and husband Kyle and Katie Lowe.
We will miss you, John Edward!