Earl Hollis Lowder
Funeral services for Earl Hollis Lowder, 93, of Clinton, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Custer Avenue Church of Christ with Pat Peters officiating.
Lowder died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in his Clinton home. He was born Sept. 14, 1920, in Dill City, the son of Ernest Lewis Lowder and Nettie (Hollis) Lowder.
Lowder was raised and attended school in Clinton. After farming for a short time in Washita County, he moved to Tulsa where he ran a laundry.
He married Opal Marie Martin on March 22, 1942, in Oklahoma City.
They moved to California for 17 years and returned to Oklahoma where he owned and operated shoe stores in Clinton, Watonga, Elk City and other locations. He retired in 1985.
He and his wife moved to Mobile, Ala., and lived there for about 10 years before settling back in Clinton in 2008.
Lowder had been a longtime active and faithful member of the Church of Christ. He had served in many capacities including preaching for 17 years. He also served as one of the elders of the Custer Avenue Church of Christ for many years.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Michael Linn Lowder; and three sisters, Alena Mae Whitfield, Jean Jones and Pat Barnes.
Survivors include his wife of more than 71 years, Opal Lowder, of the home; a son, Larry Lowder and his wife, Martha, of Fair Oaks, Calif.; a daughter, Karen Kinsey and her husband, John, of Clinton; three grandchildren, Steve Henninger and his wife, Jennifer, of Sacramento, Calif., Sarah Henninger, of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Brandon Sanders, of Clinton; and two great-grandchildren, Jenna Henninger and Jagger Sanders.
Burial will be in the Elk City Cemetery under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.