R. Gregory Low
Nelson Funeral Home
85 South Main Street
Smithfield, UT
R Gregory Low
05/17/1945 - 01/04/2018
Robert Gregory Low, Sr. passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly at his Smithfield home on January 4, 2018. He was born May 17, 1945, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Leo and Selena Gregory Low. He was a lifelong resident of Smithfield. He spoke often of his childhood and growing up in what he called "Camelot".
After graduating from North Cache High School, he served an LDS mission the Cumorah New York mission. The Sacred Grove was within his mission boundary, and he performed in the Hill Cumorah Pageant. He spoke throughout his life about his mission experiences, the people he served and loved, and the personal growth he experienced in New York. After his successful career in the military, he served another mission with his wife at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
During the Vietnam War when many people hoped to avoid the draft, Greg willingly enlisted in the Army. He was proud of his advancement to the rank of Drill Sergeant, and spent his enlistment at Fort Ord, California. All those that came to know Greg, knew and understood his patriotism and the great lengths he would go to defend the freedoms we enjoy in this great country. "Freedom is not free!!"
It was during his assignment in Fort Ord that he met Linda, the love of his life, and started the legacy that has grown into two daughters and three sons, 18 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
He finished a 35 year career in the Army, serving a deployment at Bagram airfield in Afghanistan with the 211 Aviation Unit. He is most likely the only US Service member to own a camel during a deployment.
Although he had a successful career in the military, his first passion was loving and supporting his family. He was his children's biggest sports fan. His children could never have asked for a more supportive coach, cheerleader, taxi cab driver, chef, videographer or motivator.
Greg was the first phone call for many of us throughout our lives when hard times came, and when we wanted to celebrate individual triumphs. He had a way of saying the right thing at the right time. When we were sick or injured, or in distress, he was always there holding our hand, or sleeping in a recliner near us so we wouldn't have to wake up alone. This amount of caring was not limited to his family, but it extended to many others he came in contact with throughout his life.
He had the benefit of having lifelong friends who were positively impacted by him. Whether it was mentoring someone through a difficult time, or saying the right thing at the right time, his impact in other people's life is far reaching. He was not afraid to speak up, to mentor those in need, to seek out those people who didn't even know they needed help. Those people who know Greg, are nodding their heads as they read this, because they have their own stories about his influence.
Greg is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Rebecca (Bob) of Logan; Utah, son Bob (Colette) of Hyde Park, Utah; son John (Sheila) of Bancroft, Idaho; son Jeff, (Michelle) Smithfield, Utah; daughter Susie (Ryan) of Evanston, Wyoming; 18 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Tom (Sonja) Smithfield, Utah; sister Suzanne (Gregg) Richmond, Utah; sister Jennette (Jim) Boise, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Selena Low.
A viewing will be held Monday, January 8, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m at Nelson Funeral Home at 85 South Main, Smithfield, Utah. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 9, at 12:00 at 79 East 200 South, Smithfield, Utah. Prior to the funeral, a viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Per Greg's request, interment will be held privately at a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com

Published by Logan Herald Journal on Jan. 7, 2018.
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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. The first time I met Greg (Bro. Low) was right after the Hurricane Matthew. He and another brother were picking up supplies to go to Lumberton, North Carolina to assist in the clean up. When we met he asked if he could have a hug. I immediately answered yes. He told me I reminded him of his mother with my platinum hair. I replied that I didn't know I had platinum hair, I thought it was just gray. We became friends and I was so shocked to learn of his passing. Linda I think of you often and hope things are going good for you. May God continue to bless you and your family.
sallie Swinton
January 2, 2020
Not often that one meets a brother that instantly you know that you were already great friends, I and all who knew brother Low in the Fayetteville 3d ward loved him.
Sister Hare and I sends our love to Sister Low and Family,
Elbert Hare
January 16, 2018
We will miss Greg's infectious smile and his positive look at life. He was a bright light in all our lives.

Carey and Kris Gunnell
January 12, 2018
My deepest sympathy for your great loss, Linda. I wish I could have met with Greg more than our only time here in the Springs. Love to all your family. Uncle Jack
January 11, 2018
We are so saddened and heartbroken for your loss Linn. He was a great example of love for the young soldiers. We are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to labor we you both in the Fort Bragg mission. To know him is to love him. He taught me a lot. My the Lord comfort you and your family.
Don and Linda Larson.
Sanford NC
Linda Larson
January 9, 2018
He always had a smile for me and genuine interest in what was happening in my life. Love this good man and your great family.
Sharik Peck
January 9, 2018
Sister Low, We are so sorry for your loss and wish you and yours comfort and peace. We are so blessed to have become friends here in North Carolina and want you to know that you are in our prayers. Brother and Sister Yarn, Fayetteville, NC
January 7, 2018
Linn & family,
We were saddened and shocked this afternoon when Davon Tant shared with the congregation during Fast Meeting that Elder Low had passed. It is with grateful hearts that we had the opportunity to have you serve us in the Fayetteville 3rd Ward. Our love and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that you are loved and missed. I wish we were in a position to be there with you now. We love you.
Larry & Sallie Swinton
January 7, 2018
Greg was my classmate from kindergarten through high school. I have such great memories. What a wonderful friend. My heart is broken to hear of his passing.
Marcia Ah Mu
January 7, 2018
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