Lucille “Lulu” Lowry, was born Jan. 29, 1913 in rural Davidson County. She passed away Aug. 16, at the age of 100. Lulu graduated from Central High School in Ashland City and also from Nashville Business College and Watkins Institute. After working at the Belle Meade Hosiery Mills in Nashville, she took and passed the Civil Service Exam. In September, 1941, she accepted a position at the Pentagon with the Department of the Navy in Washington, DC. Throughout WWII she worked in the Labor Relations Section. At the end of the war, she went to work for the Under Secretary of the Navy, John L. Sullivan. She remained with him as he served as the Secretary of the navy under President Truman. In 1956, she accepted a post in Paris, France at S.H.A.P.E. She worked as an Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Staff until her retirement in 1971. Upon her return to the US, she became very active in church and community activities, especially the Senior Citizens. But what she loved more than anything else was spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by: parents, Walter and Mary Davis; son, John Lowry III, grandchildren, Kaye Wilson and Kerry Wilson; four brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by daughter, Anne (Randolph) Wilson; grandchildren, Beverly (Glenn) Jordan; Mike (Cindy) Wilson and Kevin (Christie) Wilson; great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberly, Stephanie, Christopher, Matthew and Parker; and great-great-grandchildren, Sam, Liam, Jackson, Gracie, Conner and Emily.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Pastor Ed Britt officiating. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2250 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, (615)758-5459, obituary line (615)758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.