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Thomas “Chester” Lowe passed away on Easter Sunday after several years of declining health. A native of Guilford County; he was the only child of the late T. F. and Georgia Newman Lowe. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Frances Bumgarner Lowe and son-in-law, James Henderson, Jr.
Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Camilla Lowe Henderson; two granddaughters, Bethany Henderson Ballard and husband, Michael of Warner Robins, Georgia and Erin Camille Henderson and husband, Matthew Filak of Seattle, Washington; two great grandsons, Braden Michael Ballard and Preston James Ballard. He is also survived by an aunt, Bobbie Newman Redding of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
He retired from Old Dominion Freight Lines in 1990; in his retirement, he enjoyed time on his farm, especially caring for his cows and dogs. A Naval veteran of World War II, Chester served in the Pacific aboard the USS Antietam from 1943 to 1945; he also had the privilege of serving a brief time on the USS Constellation. He was affiliated with both Burnetts Chapel United Methodist Church in Greensboro and Charity United Methodist Church in Millers Creek, North Carolina. Chester was proud to have been a Master Mason with Revolution Lodge 552, celebrating his Diamond Anniversary in 2018.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at Burnetts Chapel United Methodist Church at 11:00 with burial following at the Burnetts Chapel cemetery. The family will receive friends following the burial in the Fellowship Hall.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff, employees, and Chaplain of Whitestone Care and Wellness Center, a Masonic and Eastern Star facility.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burnetts Chapel United Methodist Church, 1201 Burnetts Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC 27406, America’s Vet Dogs, 371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787, www.vetdogs.org, or Charity United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, Millers Creek, NC 28651.