Robert "Bob" Lowe, age 72, of Mink Hill Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Bob was born September 15, 1943, in Asheville, North Carolina, a son of Dorothy B. Lowe and the late Buford G. Lowe.

Bob and Libbie married in July 1964. Bob attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating in 1967 with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. The couple moved to Lenoir, NC, where Bob worked at Dayvault's Drug Store from 1967-1971, when they moved to Blowing Rock, NC. Here Bob worked at, and eventually, owned and operated the Village Pharmacy on Main Street and then Sunset Drive for 26 years. In 1997, the couple moved to Mountain City, TN, where Bob worked for Boone Drug, Inc., at Mountain City Pharmacy until his retirement in 2015.

Bob is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Libbie" Lowe of the home; one daughter, Robin E. Lowe of Vilas; one son, R. Jeffrey Lowe and wife Melissa of Louisville, Kentucky; three granddaughters, Morgan Kelli Lloyd of Raleigh, Finley Drayton Lowe, and Ainsley Michele Lowe, both of Louisville, Kentucky; one grandson, Robert Bennett Lloyd of Vilas; his mother, Dorothy B. Lowe of Boone; one brother, Ronald J. Lowe and wife Theresa of Hatteras, and one sister-in-law, Gwen N. Mahaffey and husband Wayne of Asheville. He is also survived by three nieces and one nephew.