James R. Lowder

James R. Lowder, 76, of Greenfield passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Hancock County, to the late Robert and Garnet J. (Leary) Lowder.

James graduated from Mt. Comfort High School in 1952 and attended Indiana Central College, where he played football and baseball. He worked 30 years for the Railroad and served as both union representative and state legislative representative for the Railroad. James was a life member of the NRA, the North American Hunting Club and the National Trappers Association. He was also a member of the VFW, a Mason and enjoyed farming, hunting and trapping.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine (Lichte) Lowder; sons, Greg (Jane) Lowder, Keith Lowder, Mike Lowder, Matt (Misty) Lowder; daughters, Connie (Barry) Hickman, Roberta Thompson; brother, Phil (Anne) Lowder; sister, Rhea (George) Combs; cousins, Doyne (Loueen) Lowder and Susie (Wayne) Melton; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield, with Masonic services at 5:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at the funeral home, with Rev. Don Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at Arnett Lowder Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Regional Hospital Hospice, 1560B North State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.

Online condolences may be shared at www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com.