Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Timothy L. Lowder

Timothy L. Lowder, age 66 of Albemarle, NC passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 at his home.  His service will be 3:00 PM Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Bethany United Methodist Church, Albemarle, NC.  The family will receive friends at the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care on Sunday, January 20 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Mr. Lowder was born on June 25, 1952 in Stanly County, NC to the late Lester Daniel “Buck” Lowder and Bernice Marie Flowe Lowder and was a graduate of North Carolina State University class of 1974 with a BS in Conservation and Forestry Management.  He was the owner of Spring Lake Gardens since 1975, and was a Master Horticulturist and Master Landscaper.  He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church where he served in various capacities.

He was married to Robin Austin Lowder of the home.  Other survivors include two sons, Gabriel L. Lowder of Albemarle, NC, Clinton J. Lowder and wife Sarah of Raleigh, NC, one stepson Jonathan Ross and wife Tori of Peachland, NC, one step-daughter, Meredith Love of Albemarle, NC, two brothers, Richard Lowder and wife Karen of Albemarle, NC, David Lowder of Albemarle, NC, one granddaughter, Ella Love.

Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 2411 US Hwy 52 N, Albemarle, N.C. 28001

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Lowder family.


  • Mike Doby Posted January 18, 2019 4:21 pm

    Tim was truly a fine man and a gentleman. He will truly be missed in the community.

  • Vickie Weaver Posted January 18, 2019 7:41 pm

    Tim was a great guy. He was friends with so many and loved by all. Rest in peace old friend.

  • Lori Ross Posted January 18, 2019 8:31 pm

    Robin we are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you all during this difficult time. Love you all.
    John, Lori, Jackson, and Cooper

  • Susan Calloway Posted January 18, 2019 9:14 pm

    Robin, Clint, and Gabe I am thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers

  • Sheila Bishop Posted January 18, 2019 9:25 pm

    Robin, your Tim was a very sweet and special man who will always live in my memories as your husband, best friend, decoted supporter, and romantic lover of life. You and the family are in my prayers.

  • The Layfields Posted January 19, 2019 7:39 am

    Our prayers are with your family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Mike Railton Posted January 19, 2019 8:36 am

    I can’t think of anything to say except I love you.

  • The Bolick’s Posted January 19, 2019 8:41 am

    Robin and family, Our prayers are with you . May God comfort y’all.

  • Georgia Inskeep Posted January 19, 2019 3:44 pm

    Tim was a genuinely nice man. We remember Spring Lake Gardens that Tim ran for many years. It was where we bought our strawberries and many other other plants. We loved the poinsettias that he grew. Prayers for his family and friends.

  • Kathy Thompson Posted January 19, 2019 5:59 pm

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

  • Charlie and Jane Marshburn Posted January 19, 2019 6:34 pm

    Gabe and Clint please know that we are praying for peace and comfort during this time. Your Dad was a very special man.

  • Jeff Waisner Posted January 20, 2019 6:31 pm

    God bless you all and maybe God give you peace.

  • Melissa Smith Posted January 20, 2019 9:26 pm

    Tim was faithful mentor to the students at Central Elementary. A role model indeed. He will be missed!

  • Billy Morton Posted January 20, 2019 11:25 pm

    Tim was a gentleman and great guy. He will be missed. Prayers for the family in this difficult time!

  • Randy and Susan Gibson Posted January 21, 2019 9:29 am

    Robin, Gabe and Clint y’all are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tim was a fine man and will be greatly missed by all of our family and our especially our Church family. God bless each of you.

  • Mary TaylorMoore Posted January 21, 2019 10:03 am

    Robin you and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Mark & Janet Posted January 22, 2019 8:51 am


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