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 6-8 p.m. 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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