James Harold Lowe, known simply as "Rebel" to everyone passed away peacefully at home surrounded by love ones after a battle with cancer on Friday May 25, 2018.
Born in Kannapolis on August 7, 1946. He was the son of the late Howard Lowe and Margie Lowe Gibbs.
Rebel graduated from Camden Military Academy in 1967 as a 1st Lieutenant. He loved to tell stories about his time at Camden and just returned last year for his class reunion. Rebel went to Beckley Jr College for 2 years and then was drafted. After service he went to Pfeiffer College.
Rebel was drafted into the US Army where he served in Vietnam in the 1st Battalion 46th Infantry Regiment 196th Light Infantry Brigade. He received many medals but was most proud of the Air medal he received. He came home from Vietnam as an E6. After returning home he went into the National Guard of the US. After serving his country he went to work in the Coal Mines of West Virginia for 5 years. Then moved back to Kannapolis and started working at Food Lion Warehouse where he retired from after 32 years.
Rebel loved the Lord and was not afraid to tell everyone about the great things he had done for him. His desire was for everyone to love the Lord as much as he did. Rebel was a member of Landis Baptist Church where he served as an Usher. He received the Usher of the year award this year.
Among his other loves was his chickens. He loved to spend time in the yard with them. Fishing was another great love of his. His most joyful times where when he had a pole in his hand and a line in the water. Spending time at their Beach home and fishing off the pier was his favorite, but spending time on the lake with Rusty and the boys was the next best thing.
Rebel was an avid football fan. He loved his Carolina Panthers and never missed a home game until last year when he became sick. His first love was the Oakland Raiders and you could find him pulling for them when the Panthers were not playing.
He was preceded in death by his father Howard Lowe and a special brother in law Nelson Horne.
Those left to cherish his memory are the love of his life, his wife Wanda Lee Johnson Hawks whom he married in 1987 after 11 years of dating. His sons Rusty Hawks and wife Lisa Bentley-Hawks of China Grove, Dusty Lowe and wife Vickie of Lodi, Wisconsin. 3 grandsons Jesse, Alex and Garrett Hawks of Chain Grove. Mother Margie Lowe Gibbs of Kannapolis. A very special sister in law Teresa Horne of Salisbury. Mother in law Betty Louise Johnson. And many very dear friends.
Visitation: The body will lay in state at Landis Baptist Church in Landis, as the family receives friends from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and will be removed after the service for cremation.
Service: A celebration of life will take place at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Landis Baptist Church in Landis, NC, followed by Military Honors.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to Landis Baptist Church, 110 N. Kimmons Street, Landis NC 28088, and Enochville Church of God, P.O. Box 216, Kannapolis, NC 28082.
The family would like to thank all the family and friends that have supported us in prayers and love. You are all very dear to us. A very special thanks goes out to Jim & Pat Childers for being there both day and night to help us in the last days of his journey.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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