Jerry Clifford Lowder

Published 9:54 am Monday, April 24, 2023

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Mr. Jerry Clifford Lowder, 77, of Nolley Road, Mocksville, died Friday, April 21, 2023 at his home.

He was born on Sept. 16, 1945 in Stanly County to the late Henry Clifford and Lillie Bea Biles Lowder.

Jerry retired from Merita Bread after 33 years. He was as member of the American Legion and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was an avid bass fisherman, fishing in many tournaments over the years and taught many young men how to fish. In his younger days he enjoyed coon hunting and also enjoyed rabbit hunting with his best friend, Ray McCulloh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a son, Jeremy Lee Lowder; an infant grandson; and 3 brothers, William Lowder, J.C. Lowder, and David Lowder.

Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Eva Howard Lowder; 4 children, Kina Scantlin of Virginia, Sandy Smith (Gregg) of Mooresville, Kristopher Potts of Cleveland, and Kurtis Potts (Nivia) of Ohio; 9 grandchildren, Katherine, Nicholas, Stormi, Karah, Adolfo, Savannah, Adan, Aliya, and Evan; 3 great-grandchildren, Jude, Storm, and Reagan; 2 sisters, Sara Jane Lowder of Virginia and Louise Dunford of Marion; a brother, James Lowder (Dale) of Albemarle; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 26 at Eaton Funeral Chapel. At the conclusion of the visitation there will be a time for friends to share memories.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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