Dr. James Norman Lowe, age 80 of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Nashville. Dr. Lowe was born May 3, 1936 in Fargo, North Dakota to the late Adrian Lowe and the former Norma Genevieve Mathison.
Dr. Lowe received a BS from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and later earned a PhD from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Lowe taught college chemistry for 50 years at Stanford University, Smith College, The University of the South for 37 years, Whitman College and Vanderbilt University. His academic love was organic chemistry.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Larry Lowe.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Lowe; daughters, Leah and Sarah Lowe; son, Joseph Lowe; and granddaughters, McKenzie and Katlyn Lowe.
A service to celebrate Dr. Lowe’s life will be conducted at 10 A.M., Friday, December 30, 2016 at Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203. A service will also be conducted at 2 P.M., Tuesday, January 3, 2016 at St. Mary’s Convent, 1100 St. Mary’s Lane, Sewanee, TN, 37375.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Climate Reality Project at www.climaterealityproject.org or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Share memories and leave condolences online at NashvilleCremationCenter.com, (615) 678-4832.Print Obituary & Condolences