KNOXVILLE, TN – Walter Kidd Lowery Senior, 71, born May 16, 1949 in Alcoa, TN to the late J.B. Lowery and Adell (Hilliard) Lowery. He had 9 siblings: James, Fred, Odell, Richard, Quintella, Dorothy, Terrance (Rose), Patricia and Marla.
He graduated from Austin East High School, class of 1969. In November of 1969, he married Gladys Tywanna Cash Lowery and to this union was born, Sumora Ebony and Walter Kydd Lowery, Jr.
Immediately, upon graduating from Austin East High School, he was drafted into the United States Army, 1969 to 1971. His training and tour of duty took him to Louisiana, Germany and Vietnam. Sgt., Walter Kidd Lowery Sr. was honorably discharged from the United States Army, December 1, 1971 for his honest and faithful service to/for his country.
He is also the proud father of, Dustin, Trevor, and Malassia.
Preceded in death: Daughter, Sumora Ebony Lowery: mother, Adell H. Lowery: father, J.B. Lowery; brothers, J.B., Fred, and Odell, sisters, Quintella and Terrance “Rose”.
He leaves to cherish: sons, Walter K. Lowery,of Charlotte, NC; Dustin (Maghan) of Evans, South Carolina; and Trevor Santos of Knoxville, Tennessee; daughter, Malassia Santos of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandson, Huxley Evans, South Carolina: brother, Richard Young, Knoxville, Tennessee: sisters, Dorothy Lowery, Patricia Lowery, and Marla (Donald) Higginbotham, Knoxville, Tennessee; a host of other relatives and friends; special friends to include: Terry Glenn, Eugene Parks, Dennis Troutman and Donald Robinson.
Open visitation, 10:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Jarnigan’s Chapel; funeral service, 5 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2020. Interment, 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 27, 2020, East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.
Arrangements by JARNIGAN & SON MORTUARY with service live-streamed and recorded on its Facebook page.