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									UNOFFICIAL COPY AS OF 07/26/12                        03 REG. SESS.         03 RS BR 1932

       A RESOLUTION adjourning the Senate in loving memory and honor of Robert

Irvin Lowrey.

       With deepest respect and admiration, we pay homage and tribute to Robert Irvin

Lowrey, and we pause in silent reverence for his soul.

       WHEREAS, Robert Irvin Lowrey was born on May 20, 1911, a native of Troy,

Jessamine County, Kentucky, and he traversed these earthly bounds on March 5, 2003;


       WHEREAS, Robert Irvin Lowrey was the loving son of the late William Sharp and
Sallie Belle Nave Lowrey; he was the devoted husband of his loving wife of sixty-five

years, the late Jennielynn Strickland Lowrey; he was the loving father of a son, William

Stephen Lowrey, and three daughters, Janice Lynn Lowrey Ferguson, Martha Sue Lowrey

Morgan, and Sandra Gail Lowrey Smith; and he was the proud grandfather of Felicia

Lynn Ferguson, David Solomon Smith, Edward Alan Morgan, and Sarah Elizabeth

Smith; and

       WHEREAS, Robert Irvin Lowrey graduated from Nicholasville High School in

1929 and from the University of Kentucky College of Commerce in 1935, and while at

the university, he played in the marching band for three years; and

       WHEREAS, Robert Irvin Lowrey served his country with honor and distinction in

the United States Navy during World War II, where he served as a Storekeeper 2nd Class

aboard the Destroyer U. S. S. McCord; he participated in the invasions of the Marshall

Islands, Saipan, the Tinian and Palan Islands, Iwo Jima, the Philippines, and Okinawa;

and his ship operated with the 3rd and 5th Fleets and received 12 Battle Stars for serving

in these campaigns; and

       WHEREAS, after 40 years of service, Robert Irvin Lowrey retired in 1976 as an

assistant vice president of First Security National Bank and Trust Company; he was a
devout Presbyterian and the sixth generation of his family to serve as an Elder and

Deacon in the church; and he was a recognized genealogist and documented the Lowrey

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and Strickland family histories; and

       WHEREAS, Robert Irvin Lowrey was an active and involved citizen; he was a past

president of the Jessamine County Historical Society, the Ebenezer Cemetery

Association, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Bluegrass Iris Society, and he

served as treasurer for the Bluegrass Daylily Society and the Kiwanis Club; and he was a

member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and was recently named an

Admiral by the National Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet; and

       WHEREAS, the passing of Robert Irvin Lowrey has left a void that cannot be filled,
and he is mourned across the length and breadth of the Commonwealth;


Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of

       Section 1. The Senate does hereby express its profound sense of sorrow upon the

passing of Robert Irvin Lowrey, and extends to his family and friends its most heartfelt


       Section 2.   When the Senate adjourns this day, it does so in loving memory and

honor of Robert Irvin Lowrey.

       Section 3.   The Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this

Resolution to the Robert I. Lowrey family, Wayside Farm, 1130 Lexington Road,

Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356.

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