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William David Lowe 1926-2020

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William David Lowe, 93, of Decatur, IL, went to be with Jesus on the 28th of January 2020 after a seven month stay at Lincolnshire Place, a memory care facility in Decatur.

A visitation will be held Friday evening, January 31, 2020 at Moundford Free Methodist Church (1803 East Mound Road, Decatur, IL) from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be Saturday morning, February 1, 2020 at 10:00 am at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Township Cemetery, Mt. Zion, IL with military rights by the Macon County Honor Guard. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Lincolnshire Place (1215 Arbor Drive, Decatur, IL) or Moundford Free Methodist Church.

His devotion to this family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. David was born to the late E.F. “Ted” and Rhea Lowe in Kinmundy, IL in July of 1926.

He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II beginning on July 3, 1944. David served for two years. He did boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, was in San Diego in the fall of 1944, Pearl Harbor in Christmas 1944, assigned to LSM 77 there, Guadalcanal, New Hebrides, was in the invasion of Okinawa, and served in Tientsin, China. David was back in Pearl Harbor in Christmas 1945, then San Diego, California and Acapulco, Mexico. He went through the Panama Canal to Galveston, Texas where LSM 77 was decommissioned. As of May 1946, David was discharged as a Coxswain.

He worked at Caterpillar for 43 years. He was a member of the Moundford Free Methodist Church for 64 years and served in various positions.

David married his childhood sweetheart Veda Helen in  February of 1947. They were blessed with three daughters Sharon (Barry) Schmeltzle of Bailey, NC; Joy (Ron) Tucker of Assumption, IL; and Marilyn (Rich) Rockhold of Burleson, TX. They have five grandchildren, two step grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and are also survived by step great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

David was known for his sense of humor and will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank the staff at Lincolnshire Place for their excellent care and Harbor Light hospice for their help in the final day of David’s life.

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