Rev. Marvin E. Lowery, 84, of Melbourne, Fla., entered the gates of Heaven on August 4, 2020. Born November 28, 1935, in Hagerstown, Md., son of the late Roy H. and Phoebe G. (Rohrer) Lowery. He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis Elwood Lowery. Survived by daughters, Tamyra, wife of Richard Dawson III, and Tara Lowery; grandson, Zachery Lowery, great granddaughter, Payton Chapman; and his four grand-pups all of Melbourne, Fla.
Marvin was a graduate of Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., where he was a member of the Grace choir.
After graduation he went to be a missionary at the Navajo Mission in Counselor, N.Mex., where he was nicknamed “The Man Who Laughs.” He then moved to pastor a mission church in Dryhill, Ky., where he also build a sister church in Shoal, Ky.
He moved to Johnstown, Pa., where he was the pastor of Singer Hill Grace Brethren Church for many years. He then went on to be the founding pastor of Ebensburg Evangelical Bible Church for 30 years, retiring on July 7, 2019.
In his 62 years of faithful service spreading the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ he impacted many lives. His work with the youth and Senior citizen groups will be remembered by many. He enjoyed reading his Bible, men’s Bible study, writing words of encouragement to his friends, gardening, camping and spending time with family.
He will be missed by many.
A memorial service will be at a later date in Johnstown, Pa.
Donations in Marvin’s memory may be made to Ebensburg Evangelical Bible Church, P.O. Box 222 Revloc, PA 15948