Hal M. Lowry II, 55, a former sales manager for sales manager for several area Ford automobile dealers, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Fayetteville, Pa.

At the time of his death, he was president of Hal Lowry Ford Inc. in Chambersbury, Pa. He had established the firm after moving there in 1964.

Mr. Lowry was a member of the Washington Area District Ford Dealers Advertising Fund Committee, and was active in the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce in Chambersbury.

He was born in Newark, N.J., and grew up in Washington, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School. His studies at the University of Maryland were interrupted by service with the Army Air Forces in World War II. After the war, he returned to graduate from the university.

Mr. Lowry had been associated with Cherner's, Palmer Ford Co. and arlington Motor Co. here.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Jeanne, of the home; two sons, Rober Scott of Fayetteville, and Richard Winfield, of Chambersbury; his mother, Wlsie Lowry, of Chambersbury; a sister, Peg Poulton, of McLean, and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the building fund of the Presbyerian Church of the Falling Spring in Chambersbury or the building fund of the Chambersbury Hospital. CAPTION: Picture, HAL M. LOWRY II