Robert Dee Lowe
In Honor and Remembrance
Waynesville- Robert D. Lowe, age 95 (unless you were a nurse or doctor, then he was 65) of Panther Creek, passed away early Thursday morning, May 2, 2019. The family is grateful that his passing was calm, while sleeping.
Robert D., or Papaw, was a native and lifelong resident of Haywood County and the son of the late Elizabeth “Lizzie” and Jess Lowe. Papaw was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, and their son, Robert D. Lowe, Jr.; three sisters, infant PolyAnna, Edith Beasley, and Mildred Toy; three brothers, Jack, Billy Joe, and Buddy; and a grandson-in-law,Chuck Jenkins. At the age of 95, it’s little wonder that he was preceded by so many. He and the ones who knew him are fortunate for his longevity, and we give thanks.
Surviving are his grandchildren, Angela Jenkins and Christopher Lowe (Jane); great-grandchildren, Blake Jenkins (Sara), Megan Elizabeth, Trent, and Lily Grace Lowe; great-great-grandchildren Lincoln Maverick Jenkins and Holston Bower Lowe; two brothers Earl and Frank Lowe; a special niece, Sandy Horton; a great friend , Bruce Corzine and numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert D. was a proud WWII veteran. He was one of, if not the best, car salesmen ever, working for Taylor Motor Company. The exact number of vehicles he sold isn’t known, yet he claimed “a car a day” for 11 straight years. Having watched him work, it shouldn’t be doubted. For a brief period of his life, Papaw was a racecar driver, and some in the community who are still around may know him as such. He was also a horse man, showing and placing proudly many a fine horse.
There are many different ways people may have known Robert D. However it was, there is little doubt he left an impression. Thank you all who helped him live an awesome life full of experiences, laughter, tears, lessons, and love. This includes all the caregivers for the past two decades; your tasks weren’t always easy, but trust they made a difference. For the nurses and doctors, especially Dr. Palay and Waynesville Family Practice, your soft patient care was, and always will be, a blessing. Though set in his ways, you folks loved and cared for him. Thank you, Luke, for listening to hours of stories. As Robert D. has moved to the other side, please take and remember a little of Papaw with your days.
A memorial service with military honors to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Lowe was held at 4:00 pm Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Candler. Reverend Jackie Collins officiated. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the memorial service.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Lowe family and words of comfort may be shared at www.crawfordray.com.