David R. Lower

David R. Lower, 59, of Liggett Addition Road, Buckhannon, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Aug. 27, 1954, in Buckhannon.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Jean Lycens Smith, and stepfather, Carl “Tubby” Smith; his father, Ernest “Ernie” Lower Sr., and stepmother, Betty Lou Trinkle Lower; and a brother, Ernest Russell Lower.

David is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Anderson of Ohio; three brothers, Michael Lower of Ohio, Edward Lower of Buckhannon and Ernest Ray Lower of Tennessee; six sisters, Wanda Hashman of Tennessee, Rhonda Contreras of California, Sharon Bailey, Carol Matia, Debbie Galland and Iris Dieckman all of Ohio; longtime companion, Mary Hanifan; and special niece, Sherry Claypool.

He served in the U.S. Marines and enjoyed riding his Harley.

Honoring his wishes for cremation, the family will have memorial services at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the West Buckhannon United Methodist Church, Liggett Addition Road, with the Rev. Edward McDaniels officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made toward the funeral expenses. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the

arrangements.