Samuel Marvin Lowery was born on Nov. 7, 1944, in Clarendon County, a son of the late Willie Jr. and Mary Eva Epps Lowery. Sam attended the public schools of Clarendon County and was a member of Lodabar AME Church in his youth. In his former years, Sam was employed with the Jackson Brothers Scott & Ralph Jackson Farm for many years. He saw that life was leading him in a new direction, so he went into the heating and air business. "Trane," as everyone would called him, installed units for Palmetto Heating and Air, now named "Advance Heating & Air" for more than 35 years.

On Friday morning, July 5, 2019, Sam entered eternal rest at his residence.

Samuel leaves to cherish his memory: one son, Samuel Lowery Jr. (Kim); one daughter, April Nicole Lowery; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six brothers, Joseph (Evelyn) Witherspoon of Gable, James Lowery of Sumter, John Lowery (Elizabeth) of Selma, North Carolina, Kenneth Lowery of Summerton, William Lowery of Greenville and Charles Lowery of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; a special niece, Debra (Anthony) Wilson of the home; a special nephew, Barry Nelson of Spring Valley, New York; a niece that helped and cared for him, Paula Green of Sumter; two aunts, Katherine McFadden of Gable and Pearline Lowery of New Zion; two uncles, Robert Epps of Columbia and James Epps of Spring Valley; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

Public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary.

Mr. Lowery will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. on Friday until the hour of service.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 805 S. Harvin St., Sumter, with Pastor Marion H. Newton officiating and Pastor Ricky Simmons, eulogist. Interment will follow at Lodabar Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home, 1999 Ashby Road, Sumter, SC 29154.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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