Dr. Robert A. Low, 55, passed peacefully at his mother’s home in Nacogdoches, Texas on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Robert was born on July 12, 1957, in Mineral Wells, Texas, 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 & 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, Arkansas. 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; beloved fiancée, Terri Taylor; 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 7p.m., Friday, February 22, 2013, at Apostolic Light House Church, located at 1801 Durst Street, Nacogdoches, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701.