Jay Jackson Lowther Jr.
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Lowther Jr., Jay Jackson
Jay Jackson Lowther Jr., 29, of Columbus, died Friday, February 19, 2021. Born on March 21, 1991, in Oberlin, he was the son of Jay Sr. and Leanna (nee Sherwood) Lowther. JJ was a 2010 graduate of Oberlin High School and attended The Ohio State University. JJ was a Sergeant in the Army Reserves, having proudly served for nearly 8 years. He worked as an equipment designer with Rouge Fitness in Columbus for the past 4 years. JJ was very active in his local gym. He enjoyed playing basketball and going to concerts. JJ was a member of the Wellington Congregational Church. Most of all he cherished time with his family, especially his niece and nephews, and his beloved dog Meeko. Survivors include his parents, Jay and Leanna Lowther of Wellington; siblings, Eddie (Amanda) Buchanan Jr. of Columbus, Janet Buchanan of Vermilion, and Rebecca Lowther of Wellington; niece and nephews, Alex, Damon, Noah, Griffin, Sierra, and Nathan; grandfather, John (Iva) Sherwood; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. JJ was preceded in death by his grandparents James and Marjorie Lowther, mamaw Belva Jones, and his fiancé Keri Woods. Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, February 23, from 6-8pm at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main St, Wellington. A private service will be held with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Social distancing guidelines will be observed and masks must be worn by those in attendance. Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2021.
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February 25, 2021
Dear Lowther Family,
We, the families of The Compassionate Friends, send you our heartfelt condolences. The Compassionate Friends is an international grief support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child. Our only mission is to provide comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild, and to help others better assist the grieving family. We meet twice monthly in Columbus from 7-9 PM on the second Tuesday and 2-4 PM on the fourth Sunday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229. If and when you are ready to do so, please join us. We need Not Walk Alone. We are The Compassionate Friends.

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The Compassionate Friends
February 22, 2021
Thanks for all your help, rest easy Jay...
Dan Gluba
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