In Memory

Robert Low

Robert Low

Dr. Robert A. Low, 55, passed peacefully at his mother's home in Nacogdoches on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Robert was born on July 12, 1957, in Mineral Wells to Gene M. and Frances D. (Wilson) Low. Robert attended Nacogdoches High School where he proudly played football for the Dragons until he graduated in 1975. He married his high school sweetheart and fellow alumnus, Nancy Jill Beasley, who preceded him in death in 2009. He received his Bachelor of Art degree in history and political science from North Texas State University in 1985. He continued his education, receiving his Master in Education (1998) and his Doctorate in Education (2003) degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. Robert devoted himself to teaching high school in Jacksonville, Texas, and in Arkansas, where he will be especially missed by the students and staff of Hot Springs High School. He was honored to teach and mentor gifted students at Arkansas Governor's School in Conway, Ark. In spite of his relocation to Arkansas, Robert remained an outspoken, devoted Dallas Cowboys Fan. Robert is survived by two sons, Joshua Low and wife, Jessica, and Matthew Low and wife, Kristin; two beautiful grandchildren, Aubrey Jill Low and Logan Cornelius Low; mother, Frances Low; sisters, Regina D. Low, Cassandra Low Ellis and husband Neuman; brother, Pete Low and wife, Robbie; fiance, Terri Taylor and family; several loving nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. Robert was also preceded in death by his father, Gene M. Low. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Apostolic Light House Church, located at 1801 Durst Street, Nacogdoches. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701. Online condolences and tributes can be sent at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on February 21, 2013




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03/29/13 10:49 AM #1    

Jan Dobbs (Barton NHS74)

Robert was a great friend to many in the Class of 74.  He came to one of our class gatherings for Homecoming in 2010.

He was a beloved teacher and friend to many.



03/30/13 06:30 AM #2    

Teddy Chaney (Farley)

Robert loved Jill, so therefore, I love Robert! Believe me, he would be grinning and shaking his head if he had known I said that. For many years, I thought Robert just tolerated me, I was that annoying gnat buzzing around and letting him know when I didn't like something he did or felt he mistreated my friend. I constantly told him to get off his "high horse" and talk to me in language that made sense to me and I knew that he probably thought of me as a silly. complete dunce. But, whenever he knew I was hurting or struggling, Robert would reach out to me and share words of comfort. When we lost Jill, Robert and I spent a good bit of time together trying to understand what happened. Without her around, I finally realized that Robert and I had developed our own friendship over the years. He may have growled alot but you could be sure that it wasn't enough to cover his kind heart. I will miss you Robert.  

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