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C. Robert "Bob" Lower, 93, Kokomo, died at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at St. Vincent Kokomo. He was born Dec. 21, 1923 in Wabash, Indiana, to Carl H. and Rosa M. (Moore) Lower.
Bob was a 1943 graduate of Wabash High School, and served in the Naval Armed Guard in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Barbara Ann Jones at the Wabash Christian Church on May 5, 1946.
Bob was a mail carrier for the Wabash Post Office for 37 years, retiring in 1980, and also worked for Wabash Electric for eight years, retiring in 1989. He and his wife had spent the winters in Nalcrest, Florida, since 1989, and lived in Kokomo since 1994, coming from Wabash, where they lived many years. He had been a member of the Wabash Christian Church since 1946. Bob was also a member of the Kokomo American Legion Post 6, the Shuffle Board Club at Nalcrest, and the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 1 in Nalcrest and Wabash Branch, and AARP. He enjoyed art, painting and playing golf.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Barbara Ann Lower, Kokomo; two children, Terry J. Lower, Kokomo, and Kathleen (Mike) Garner, Brownsburg; granddaughter, Cindee Cox; and three great-grandchildren, Catherine Cox, Chloe Cox and Reagan Cox, all of Muncie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James R. Lower; and four sisters, Frances Doyle, Esther Bennett, Doris Cook and Jacqueline Pownall.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Haley Asberry officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The memorial guest book for Bob may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Published on September 7, 2017
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