Bruce E. Lowery

Published 12:18 pm Monday, October 4, 2010

BRATT, Fla. – Mr. Bruce E. Lowery, 47, of Bratt, Fla. passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Bruce was born in Atmore and was a native of Bratt, Fla. He was employed with the City of Atmore as a Code Enforcement Officer. Bruce was a 1987 graduate of Auburn University. He was also a 1981 graduate of Ernest Ward High School where he played on the 1979 state championship football team. He was a member of Saint Luke Methodist Church in Pensacola, Fla., a lifetime member of the Bream Fisherman Association in Pensacola, Fla. and a long-serving member of the Northeast Pensacola Youth Baseball Association board of directors.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Van Pelt Lowery; two sons, Bradley Lowery and Michael Lowery; a daughter, Jessica Lowery; parents, Charles A. and Reita Lowery; two sisters, Sandra (Sammy) Day and Robin (Todd) Parker; one brother, Alan (Becky) Lowery; nieces and nephews include Kelly (Jason) Gurganus, Natalie Day, Jake Lowery, Cody Parker, Austin Lowery and Dustin Parker; great nephew and niece Zane and Ava Gurganus and brother at heart, Mike Digmon.

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Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore. On Tuesday Oct. 5, 2010, he will lie in state at the First United Methodist Church located in Atmore on Pensacola Avenue from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Jake Lowery, Austin Lowery, Cody Parker, Dustin Parker, Jason Gurganus and Nicholas Drew.

Honorary pallbearers include, Mr. Greg Robbins, Mr. Barney Lowery, Mr. Marion Cooper, Dr. Rick Ledkins, Dr. Bill Hixson, Mr. Bill Smith, Mr. Horace Ward, Mr. Byron Vaughn, Mr. Todd Wiggins, Mr. John Johnson, Mayor Howard Shell, Ms. Becca Smith, Ms. Nina Downing, Ms. Celia Lambert, Ms. Mary Carter, Mr. Chris Black, Mr. Milford Lassiter, Mr. Chris Pruitt, Ms. Adel Skipper, Mr. Billy Smith Jr. and Mr. Malford Gainey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or the American Cancer Society.

To honor Bruce the family invites those attending either service to dress comfortable/casual and wear Auburn themed attire. Beyond the fanfare surrounding sports, Bruce believed in and lived the Auburn Creed and Loved It! WAR EAGLE!

Bruce Lowery