Lower, Duane Fredrick

Age: 81

Funeral Home: Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson

Duane Fredrick Lower, age 81, of Jackson, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at the Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston. He was born Sept. 20, 1929 in Scranton, Iowa, son of the late Fredrick and Nellie Mae Cornish Lower. He was in the U.S. Army for 23 years as a helicopter mechanic serving in Japan, Korea and two terms in Vietnam. After retirement from the Army he was employed by Roadway Express for 20 years as a diesel mechanic. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lidia Augusta Samuels Lower of Jackson; son and daughter-in-law, Budd and Pam Lower, of Fayetteville; daughters and sons-in-law, Mae and James Fleming, of Jonesboro, Dalynda and Ray Almand, of Hampton, Irene Williams, of Lovejoy, and Chaguita and Bob Reynolds, of McDonough; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Marold Schultz, Lorraine Schultz, Howard Lower and Darlene Lower. A private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. Those desiring may sign the online guest book by going to www.haistenfuneral.com. Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson, your locally owned funeral home, is in charge of the arrangements.