Waldo Delano Lowery, 84 of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in his home after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer.

Dode joined the United States Army on January 13, 1959 and was stationed at Fort Bragg before beginning his tour of duty in South Korea. Shortly after his return from South Korea, Dode was united in marriage to the love of his life, Betty Jean (Levan) Lowery, on June 1, 1961, in Miami, Oklahoma. In 1972, Dode joined Billings Lodge #379 and on March 14, 1973, his dream of becoming a Master Mason was fulfilled. Dode retired from Hiland Dairy after more than 40 years of dedicated employment.

Dode is survived by two brothers-in law, Gary Levan and his wife Barbara (Overland Park, KS) and Bobby Levan (Caney, KS); one sister-in-law, Janie Pashia and her husband EJ (Desoto, MO); and two very special nephews, Jim Lowery and Doug Levan. Dode was preceded in death by his wife Betty; his parents, Wilburn and Dora (Stokes) Lowery; his in-laws, Paul and Marie (Gray) Levan; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Levan; two brothers, Wallace and Wayne Lowery; and two sisters, Freda Parsons and Fern Perkins.

Visitation for Dode Lowery will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at Greenlawn North. A funeral service will be held at Greenlawn North on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., with a military honors ceremony to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.