Michael “Bear” Elmer Lowery Wednesday, September 29, 1954 - Saturday, February 11, 2017
Cumberland, MD – Michael “Bear” Elmer Lowery, 62, of Cumberland, MD, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.
Born September 29, 1954, in Cumberland, MD, Mr. Lowery was the son of the late Irvin Elmer Lowery and Ada Lumelia Lowery. He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Ken and Dan Lowery; his sisters: Shirley Lowery, Barbara Rose, Linda Redinger; and his in-laws: Joe and Doris Spiker.
Bear had a passion for cars, motorcycles, baseball, NASCAR, and drag racing. He was a former member of the Western Maryland Street Rod Association and enjoyed camping at Milleson’s Walnut Grove Campground. He will greatly miss his camping family. Bear also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. He worked at several service stations and was part owner of the Virginia Avenue CITGO. Bear had a reputation for being honest and dependable with a passion for helping people. Bear had many years of dedication driving tow trucks, plowing snow, and making repairs for anyone that needed help.
Michael is survived by his wife of 40 years: Jan Lowery; his son: Mason Lowery and girlfriend, Lisa Taylor, Fort Meade, MD; and his daughters: Mandy Wilkins and husband, Steve, Short Gap, WV; and Megan Sgaggero and husband, Blaine, Fort Ashby, WV; He also leaves behind a special nephew Carl Redinger and his fiancé, Carol Brown, Cumberland, MD. Michael is also survived by his favorite granddaughter: Jocelyn; his grandsons: Jacob, Ian, Levi, Izak, Kadin, and Hunter; and his sisters: Mary Wilson, Carlisle, PA; and Cindy Williams and husband, George of South Carolina.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
A memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 4:00 P.M., with Pastor Floyd Bender officiating.
The care and compassion shown by the staff at the Lions Center and at the WM Wound Care was unmatched and a special thank you to Jim Ward.
Bear had the biggest, kindest, loving heart, and most compassionate father, grandfather, and a friend to all.