Audrey D. Lowe, 98, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2020, at his home with his wife by his side. He was born May 25, 1921 in Black Rock, Grayson County, Kentucky to the late James and Iva Mae Templeman Lowe, the youngest of three children. He was a WWII veteran. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1942. He served three years as a supply sergeant with the 370th Fighter Squadron in Thetford, England. After victory was declared, he and the troops made their voyage back to the United States on the Queen Mary. His service in the Air Corp led to a lifelong love of airplanes and flying. In August of 2016, he was sponsored by Nolin RECC to fly with Honor Flight Kentucky to Washington D.C. with his daughter serving as his guardian; he visited numerous national memorials while reflecting upon his service and sacrifice. In 1946, Mr. Lowe graduated with a degree in higher accounting from Bryant & Stratton Business College (now Sullivan University). He was admitted to the National Association of Enrolled Federal Tax Accountants and a member of the National Society of Public Accountants. He was well-known in the banking industry. He worked at First Hardin National Bank (now PNC) as an auditor and loan officer. He was held in high esteem among his colleagues for his ability to calculate interest in his head. In 1975, Mr. Lowe and other business men chartered a new bank in Radcliff call Bank of North Hardin (now Chase Bank) and served as a founding director for the bank. He worked 47 years as a self-employed accountant and tax preparer serving the Hardin County community. Mr. Lowe was a longtime member of Severns Valley Baptist Church where he served as an usher, participated in family mission trips, attended Sunday school, and played on the church softball and volleyball leagues. He enjoyed southern gospel music and sang tenor in The Rhythm Aires gospel quartet. He loved traveling with his family, watching University of KY basketball games, celebrating holidays and playing checkers. He was a very keen and serious checker player who rarely lost a game, even as his eyesight declined. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Opal Lowe and Ruby Lowe Music; two half-sisters, Visa Lowe Green and Tennessee Lowe; and a half-brother, Alfred Lowe. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Kathy Miller Lowe of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Melissa Lowe of Elizabethtown; a son, David Lowe of Lexington; a granddaughter, Kristin Lowe of California; four sisters-in-law, Kay Decker (Damon), Janice Williams (Randy), Marilyn Snell (Darrell), Jo Burden (Sam); and a brother-in-law, Greg Miller. The funeral for Audrey Lowe will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Dr. Billy Compton officiating. Burial will follow in Vol Layman Cemetery in Millwood, KY. Visitation will be from 12 -2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. As a tribute to Mr. Lowe's life, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Honor Flight Kentucky, P.O. BOX 1, Winchester, KY 40392 or to Oneida Baptist Institute, P.O. BOX 67, Oneida, KY 40972. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.
Friday, May 22, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home
Friday, May 22, 2020 starting at 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home