Henry Lance Lowrance, 88, of Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013, in the Nursing Home at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
A native of Watauga County, N.C., he was a son of the late Lee and Aggie Mitchell Lowrance. He had lived in Carter County most of his life.
Mr. Lowrance was retired from Bunton Chevrolet. He operated Elizabethton Body Works for several years. Until his illness, he was with the family business, Blackberry Antiques.
Mr. Lowrance served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a decorated soldier, served under General Patton and was a Combat Medic. He was a member of the Coon Hunters Club. In 2011, he was inducted into the Tennessee Bear Hunters Association Hall of Fame. He was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn McQueen Lowrance, who passed away November 5, 2013, and by five brothers and one sister.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Linda Lowrance, Elizabethton; a sister, Leta Townsend, Hudson, N.C.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Lowrance Lyons and husband Tim, Elizabethton, Stephanie Lowrance, Kingsport, and Tracy Taylor and wife Jennifer, Jacksonville, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The graveside service for Mr. Lowrance will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Interment will follow the service. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, it was Mr. Lowrance’s request to donate to a needy family. Condolences to the Lowrance family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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