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Robert Sidney Lowrey, Jr.

June 9, 1934 ~ January 21, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Robert Lowrey, Jr. Obituary

Robert Sidney Lowrey, Jr., of Athens, passed away on January 21, 2023. Born on June 9, 1934, he was the son of the late Robert Sidney Lowrey, Sr. and Nell Ellenburg Lowrey of Rome, Georgia.

He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather.  His great joys in life were his family, teaching and helping others.

He was a professor of Animal Science at the University of Georgia.  His love for teaching was culminated in being awarded the DW Brooks award for excellence in teaching in 1981.  He was awarded many other honors during his time at the university culminating in being inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2003.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Jean Lowrey; children, Robert Hugh Lowrey, Julie Lowrey Cannon.

Survivors include his sons, Philip Lowrey, Paul Lowrey (Laura); grandchildren, Lazarus and Abe Lowrey, Iris, Gus and Sam Cannon, Lanier Lowrey, Sean Armour, Shari and David Drisscol; siblings, Sam Lowrey, Penny Atkins, Shirley McDermott, Darrel Lowrey; great grandson, Sol Drisscol.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Cornerstone Church Athens with Pastor Steve Stringham officiating. The family will receive friends, Friday, the evening prior to the service, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens. Interment will follow the service at Athens Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project online at, the Salvation Army online at, or the Samaritan’s Purse online at

Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens is entrusted with arrangements.

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January 27, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lord and Stephens - East
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, Georgia 30605

Funeral Service
January 28, 2023

2:00 PM
Cornerstone Church Athens


Athens Memory Gardens
5195 Lexington Rd
Athens, GA 30605


Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

The Salvation Army

Samaritan's Purse
PO Box 3000, Boone NC 28607


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