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First Baptist Church, Kingsport
Thursday July 28th, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Robert "Bob" Alexander Lowe

Robert “Bob” Alexander Lowe, age 75, passed away Friday, July 22nd in Kingsport, TN after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Bob was born and raised in Maryville, TN and was a graduate of Everett High School.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Chemical Engineering, and received a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from Colombia Southern, providing the foundation for his 50+ year career.


Throughout his life, he loved his grandchildren, reading, Southern Gospel music, and singing Barbershop. Bob was a devoted friend, brother, husband, father, and Papaw. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Ella Lowe.


He is survived by his wife, Katie, daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Jason Moore; Jamie and John Minton,  grandchildren: McKenzie Moore, Jarrett Moore, Jenna Minton & Jade Minton. He also leaves behind his sister Annette Smelcer, brother and sister-in-law Marvin and Norma Lowe and sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Darris Allison.


To celebrate Bob’s life, the family will receive friends in the atrium at First Baptist Church Kingsport on Thursday July 28th at 4-6 pm.


Based on his love of reading, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, www.scimaginationlibrary.org, or to First Baptist Church Kingsport, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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So sorry for you loss. Bob was a good man and fun to be around. I feel fortunate to have known him and share some time with him on this Earth. He will be missed 🙏🏼

Logan Wilburn Jul 29 2022 3:03 PM

Bob was a dear friend and mentor to me and to many in the 14th Degree of the Scottish Rite in Knoxville. I will always cherish the memories of traveling together to and from the reunions and all the wonderful conversations and times of fellowship and friendship. He will be greatly missed. May the Lord comfort all those mourning this loss, and may we all take comfort in knowing that Bob is rejoicing in the presence of his Lord and Savior.

Ben Lawson Jul 28 2022 8:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Lowe

DONALD E. LOWE Jul 27 2022 9:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Lowe

Joseph and Nina Blackburn Jul 27 2022 2:33 PM

Prayers, thoughts and love to the Lowe families.
I was the secretary in Bob's department at Holston Defense many years ago and have known him as a friend since then, He was a good friend and am thankful I got to know him and worked with him. May God comfort all the families, and give you peace.

Frances Whitmore Jul 27 2022 10:05 AM

Thoughts & Prayers are with the family. Jane@YMCA Kingsport.

Jane Cox-Thompson Jul 26 2022 1:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Lowe

Rebecca Hall Jul 25 2022 8:32 PM

I enjoyed working with Bob at DEQ. No matter what came his way, he stayed with the job and the project. Hope you find comfort in the days ahead.

Cliff Musick Jul 25 2022 11:28 AM

One of my favorite friends in Barbershop music

Ward Hilemon Jul 25 2022 11:13 AM

I remember coming into the sanctuary at First Baptist and always knowing where to look for the Lowe family (on the left in the back). I have many happy memories of coming over on Sundays to hang out with Jamie. He had a bird on his shoulder a lot of the times! Praying for you and your family in this time of loss.

Holly Hall Niznik Jul 24 2022 9:04 PM

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