Richard  Lowery
Sunday
30
September

Visitation

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Williamson Funeral Home
1405 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
(217) 243-1010
Monday
1
October

Funeral

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, October 1, 2018
Salem Lutheran Church
East Beecher at South East
Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
Monday
1
October

Burial

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Monday, October 1, 2018
Diamond Grove Cemetery
Lincoln Ave.
Jacksonville, Illinois, United States

Obituary of Richard Lowery

Richard Bruce Lowery, 59, of Jacksonville, died Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born January 26, 1959, in Festus, Missouri.He was the son of Richard and Norma Roehrs Lowery Robinson and his adopted father David Ellis Robinson.  He married Donna Suttles on December 6, 1986, at Salem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, and she survives.

            Rich is also survived by two sons, Nathan Andrew Bell and Justin Eugene Lowery, one granddaughter, Angelique Justine Lowery, and his mother, Norma Robinson, all of Jacksonville; and four siblings, Debbie (Michael) Lowery Dertz of Woodhull, Michael (Laura) Lowery of Murrayville, David (Samantha) Robinson, Jr. of Franklin, and Paula (Erik) Robinson Schepmann of Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Lowery, and his adopted father, David Ellis Robinson. 

            Rich attended Jacksonville High School and graduated from Shawneetown Community High School in 1978.  He enlisted in the United States Navy and served for four years, stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois and aboard the U.S.S. Constellation CV 64 in Coronado, California.  Following discharge, Rich became employed as a correctional officer at the Jacksonville Correctional Center in 1985, retiring as a sergeant in 2012.  Rich then started Lowery Mowing and Lawn Care and operated that business until his health forced him to quit.  Rich was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville where he served as an usher.  He loved boating, fishing, golfing and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues.  He especially enjoyed family gatherings and talking and sharing his stories.

            A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018, at Salem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery.  The family will meet friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Williamson Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to PAWS.  Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

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