Thomas “Bill” William Lowry, 92, a long-time resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away Thursday, April 27, 2023 at his home. He was born July 11, 1930 to Clarence and Mabel (Weinstein) Lowry in Golden City, MO.
Bill was a 1950 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School. He was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Ziegler on March 21, 1950 in Clinton, MO. They were married 65 years. Bill owned and operated the Mobil service station on 7 Highway in Blue Springs and was at that location from 1972 – 1982. When Mobil left the area Bill started Lowry’s Auto Service on Main Street downtown Blue Springs from 1982-1998, when he retired. At that time he moved to Golden City, MO and opened his third service station, Lowry’s Auto Service in downtown Golden City.
Bill was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan and loved watching all of the games on t.v. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards, and traveling in his motorhome or on his Goldwing throughout the United States and Canada with his wife Barbara.
Bill was a wonderful humanitarian and a Paul Harris Fellow with Blue Springs Rotary Club. After retirement he moved back to Golden City and was very active with the Golden City Lions Club where he served as president along with other offices through the Lions Club. He was in charge of many fund raisers, fish fries, the Christmas parade and decorating Christmas trees around downtown Golden City. He moved back to Blue Springs after the death of his wife, to be close to his girls and grandchildren.
Lowry’s Mobil and Lowry’s Auto Service sponsored numerous youth and adult baseball and softball teams for his children and grandchildren. Bill was always in the stands supporting his family.
Survived by his daughters, Lynn Costigan of Blue Springs, MO, Deboraha Hudnall and husband Paul of Blue Springs, MO, Brenda Stanton and husband Randy of Napoleon, MO, Bobbie Jo Marble and husband Steve of Oak Grove, MO; 10 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Lowry and wife Beverly of Schertz TX, Norman Lowry and wife Cindy of Warsaw, MO. Bill is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Lowry; parents, Clarence and Mabel Lowry; sisters, Dorothy Stout, Irene Slaughter, Darlene Burk.
Bill will be cremated per his wishes and buried next to his wife in Golden City, MO. His family and friends will gather to celebrate his life from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Grain Valley Community Center, 713 N. Main St, Grain Valley, MO. A short service will begin at 6:30 p.m. including an open mic sharing of memories. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Bill and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com