Lowe, Jack R., Sr., 78, of Chesterfield, departed this life on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, after a long and courageous battle. Born on March 3, 1930, in Amherstdale, WV, to his departed parents, William Beckham and Clarice M. Lowe, he was a retired electrical engineer with IBM with 30 years of service and a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Korean War. He leaves behind his beloved wife of over 50 years, Mary Roberts Lowe; three sons, Jack R. Lowe, Jr. and wife, Jenny, of Roanoke, Jonathan B. Lowe and wife, Jennifer, of Chesterfield, Ernie L. Collier and wife, Debbie, of Logan, WV; two daughters, Mary Jane Lowe and husband, Phil Hughes, of Chesterfield, and Susan Lowe of Chesterfield; six grandsons, EJ Collier of Holden, WV, Nathaniel, William, Jacob, and Nicholas Lowe, Jonathan, and Jamison Smith; many other devoted family members and friends, Joe and Justana Hundley. Jack was a devoted husband and father to his family and friends and was loved and respected by all who knew him, and we will miss our dear one. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm Monday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10). His funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment to follow in Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Bensley-Bermuda Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 3360, Chester, VA 23831.