January 11, 2018

GOLDEN CITY- Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home in Lamar for Gregory Lee Lowe, 55, Golden City, who died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Burial, with military honors, will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10 a.m.

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Survivors include his wife, Yolanda Lee Yost Lowe and their two sons, Ethan Wade Lee Lowe and Lucas Harold Lee Lowe, all of Golden City; his mother, Mary Potter; a brother, David Lowe; a sister, Angela Gibson and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andy Lowe and a brother, Bobby Lowe.

Mr. Lowe was born May 2, 1962, in Lamar, to Andy Lee and Mary (Green) Lowe. He was a combat medic in the Missouri National Guard, serving as a petroleum fuel handler in 1985; became a Platoon Sgt. of the 935th Aviation Support Battalion in 1997 and in 2001 he was assigned to airport security at the Joplin/Springfield airports. He was assigned to Operation Noble Escort in 2002 and was sent to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, then was deployed to Kuwait later that year where he served as Fuel Section Non Commissioned Officer in Charge. After returning from Kuwait he was in Lamar as the Det SGT for Company A, for the 311st Brigade Support Battalion from 2007-2009. From 2009 to 2015 he was 1SG Headquarter Supply Company ASB in Springfield.

He joined the Golden City Fire Department in 1992 and had been a storm tracker for 27 years. He worked for the City of Golden City as public works director since 1999 and served on the committee for Golden Harvest Days. He was also the emergency management director in Golden City since 1998. He was a member and post commander of the Hickman-Owen American Legion Post No. 473.