William H. Lower 92 of Fresno died Sunday January 14, 2018 at Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

He was born December 9, 1925 in Fresno to the late Harley and Kathryn (Scheetz) Lower. He graduated from Fresno High School in 1944 and farmed the Lower Family farm his entire life.  He was attending St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Fiat, was formerly a member of the Fresno Presbyterian Church and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, the former Delores C. Regula whom he married June 20, 1954 and his son Greg (Laurel) Lower of Fresno.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Mildred Hostetler, two brothers Robert and Gerald Lower and an infant brother. 

Services will be held Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek with Rev. Dennis Landaw officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Fresno where the Coshocton Veteran Council will conduct Military Honors.  Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 PM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Fiat 10639 Oak Valley Rd. SW  PO Box 155 Baltic, Ohio 43804, Fresno Presbyterian Church 54389 TR 404 Fresno, Ohio 43824 or Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County 716 Commercial Ave. SW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. Please visit the funeral home’s website to share a memory.