John L. Lowry, 79, of Centralia, IL formerly of Flora, IL passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. He was born on October 2, 1939 the son of Leslie "Monk" and Anna (Johnson) Lowry in Rinard, IL. He married Mary Jo Dagg on August 11, 1990 in Orchardville, IL and they shared 30 years together.


Along with his wife, Mary Lowry, Mr. Lowry is survived by his sons, Les Lowry and wife Pam of Boulder, IL, and Wayne Lowry and wife Rita of Albia, Iowa; daughter, Annette Callen and husband Scott of Albia, Iowa; step-daughter, Ronda Thomas and husband Greg; stepson, Del Wilkins and wife Debbie; sister, Peggy Gibson and husband Doug of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Nancy Hughes of Albia, Iowa; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Mr. Lowry was preceded in death by both his parents; step-son, Robert Wilkins Jr.; and brothers, Bob Lowry, and Bill Lowry.


John loved spending time with his family and friends and he will be deeply missed.


Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. Per John's wishes, he will be cremated and buried at Jacobs Chapel in Orchardville, IL in a private ceremony for family. Memorials may be made in John's honor to Mary Lowry or Jacobs Chapel and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of John may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home's Facebook page.