John U. Lowe, 69, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System.

John was in the 82nd Airborne as a military policeman from 1966 to 1968. He was a Mason and a member of the Pilot Lodge 493 where he was a grand master in 1989 and 1991. He was a wholesale vehicle purchaser by trade and loved his cars. John enjoyed golf, shag dancing and Western movies. His grandchildren were the love of his life.

He is preceded in death by mother, Jane W. Lowe; and his birth father, John Urban Crawford.

John is survived by his loving wife, Jerry F. Lowe; father, Roy L. Lowe (Martha); sons, Kevin Lowe (Jennifer) of Kernersville, N.C., J. Shawn Lowe (Jennifer) of Peachtree City, Ga., and W. Blair Matthews (Louise) of Marietta, Ga.; sister, Martha L. Armstrong; brother, Roy Douglas Lowe (Freda) of Sanford, N.C.; grandchildren, Matthew and Davis Lowe, Camryn and Brooklyn Lowe and Caroline and Grayson Matthews; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent in John’s memory to the Shriners Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at Trinity United Methodist Church of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

An inurnment at Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens on St. Simons Island, Ga., will be announced at a later date.

Please sign the online guest book at Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for John U. Lowe.