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James Lowery

March 11, 1939 — October 18, 2022

Birmingham, AL

James "Jim" L. Lowery of Birmingham passed away on October 18, 2022 at the age of 83. He was born in Birmingham, AL to Seaburn and Nellie Lowery. Jim graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1957. Jim married the love of his life, Janet Cook and this past April celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Jim and Jan were both members of Lakeside Baptist Church.
He started his career with Genuine Parts/NAPA in Birmingham, AL. He had a 30 year career with NAPA that included sales and supervisory positions with the Tenneco Division until his retirement. After his retirement Jim started his 20 year career with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He held several different positions, and when he retired was a Logistics Section Chief.
Jim was loved and respected by many as he led an exceptional life. He never met a stranger, was quick with a joke. He enjoyed hunting and playing golf with his friends. He was a lifelong Alabama football fan. He loved his family dearly and adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Seaburn and Nellie Lowery, sisters, Betty Jean and Becky and brother, Billy.
He is survived by his wife Jan; daughter, Leigh Ann Motley (Buddy) of Trussville; son, Chris Lowery (Kim) of Birmingham; grandchildren, Jennifer Motley Hayes of Trussville, Kadie Motley (Doug) of Vincent, and Joseph Motley of Trussville; great grandchildren, Tyler Hayes of Trussville, and Brooklyn Albanese of Vincent.
Services for Jim will be held on Monday, October 24th at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home's Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with visitation held one hour prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow the chapel service at Jefferson Memorial's adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association 1-800-272-3900, alz.org in his name.

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