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William Taylor Lowe


William Taylor Lowe, 47, of Fernandina Beach passed away unexpectedly at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

He was born in Knoxville, TN and was a son of the late William Thomas Lowe, III and Judy Pratt Lowe. When he was 4 years old, he moved with his family from Knoxville to Jacksonville.

He grew up in Jacksonville and was a graduate of Fletcher High School. A diesel mechanic by trade, he worked for many years for the Department of Defense at Blount Island Command. He also served as a volunteer fireman at Nassau Oaks Fire Station for several years.

Mr. Lowe’s biggest love was his family. Whether his wife and son or the extended family of nieces, nephews or great nieces and nephews who were always around, he genuinely loved them all with is whole heart. Those nieces and nephews were just like his own children and grandchildren as far as he was concerned.

He loved his animals and also enjoyed music, fishing, traveling, beach days, working in the yard, and loved to find a “good bargain” while visiting area stores and flea markets. Of all his possessions though, he really adored his 1994 Cadillac Sedan de Ville. If anyone ever commented about it, he would share the whole history of the car with them. He always seemed to make friends everywhere he went. He never met a stranger and most places he would go there was always somebody who would call him by name and stop to talk with him.

He leaves behind his wife of nearly 27 years, Samantha Lowe, also of Fernandina Beach; his sons, Nathanael (Lydia) Lowe, Kristopher Gleaton and Kyle Winkels, all of Fernandina Beach; his brother, Jim (Kimmie) Lowe of Callahan; stepfather, Ken Wilson of St. Mary’s, GA; step-brothers, Jeremy Wilson and Matthew (Heather) Wilson of Brunswick, GA; as well as several beloved nieces and nephews, Marisa (Chris) Norse, Lenzie (Robbie) Pierce, Becky (Mason) Higginbotham, J. T. Lowe, Tyler Lowe, Jamie Long (James and Heather Long), Dallas Roman and Merrick Roman (Ray and Debbie Roman); cherished great nieces, Jillian, Lily and great nephew “Judah Bug”.

A service to remember and celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2021 beginning at 6:00 PM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 PM.


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