James Anthony Lowhorn, of Estill Springs, passed this life on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester at the age of 57.
Mr. Lowhorn was born in Tullahoma, TN to the late Sherman and Dorothy Lowhorn.
During his life, Mr. Lowhorn worked as an Operating Engineer for ATA at AEDC and was currently the Fire Chief of the Estill Springs Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. He joined the Fire Department in 1980 where he became Chief in 1990, and later received the honor of being Firefighter of the Year in 1997. Mr. Lowhorn was a former member of the Estill Springs Zoning and Planning Commission and the Franklin County Communication Board. He was an Alumni Member of the National Fire Academy and was a Certified Firefighter through the State of Tennessee and was also an Active Medical First Responder for the Estill Springs Fire Department. Mr. Lowhorn was also a member of the Franklin County Fire Chief’s Association, where he previously served as a Chairman and was currently serving as Treasurer, The Tennessee Fire Chief’s Association, where he was a current member on the Sub Committee for Volunteer Fire Departments, The Franklin County Police and Fire Memorial Association where he had served as a past Chairman, a member of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads and the Tennessee Public Fire Educators Association. He was a member of the Estill Springs Masonic Lodge and also served as a Shriner, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the Estill Springs Lion’s Club and the Sons of the American Legion. Mr. Lowhorn was a member of Estill Springs Methodist Church where he was in Bill Peter’s Sunday School Class. Apart from his duties with the Fire Department, he coached T-Ball, Little League and Soccer and was an avid Tennessee Volunteer Football fan.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lowhorn is preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Lowhorn.
He is survived by his wife, Ivy Lowhorn of Estill Springs; two sons, Ryan Lowhorn and his wife Adrian “Ace” of Estill Springs and Aaron Lowhorn and his wife Ana of Estill Springs; two brothers, Gary Lowhorn and his wife Robin of Knoxville and Jeff Lowhorn of Tullahoma; and one granddaughter, Lexi Lowhorn of Estill Springs.
Visitation for Mr. Lowhorn will be held on Saturday, December 29th, 2012 from 5:30-9:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral and Masonic Services will be held on Sunday, December 30th, 2012 at 2:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Rutherford officiating.
Burial will follow at Lynchburg City Cemetery with Members of the Estill Springs Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department serving as pallbearers.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Estill Springs Volunteer Fire Department Fire Truck Fund, P.O. Box 100, Estill Springs, TN 37330.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.