COLOMBIA – Timothy “Troy” Howard Lower, 66, died Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., after complications from bypass surgery.
Timothy was born on October 16, 1955, and grew up in Colombia. Timothy had an associate degree in arts from San Joaquin Delta College, a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from California State University, and a master of science degree in acquisition and contract management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Timothy served in the United States Navy for 20 years. During his time in the Navy, he served in the Gulf War, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer (CPO) career counselor. In 2000, Timothy became a NAVAIR contract specialist, in 2004 emerged as branch chief and team leader for the United States Army Contracting Command Fort Belvoir OPS, and in 2007 led a senior contracting officer team for the Office of the Secretary of Defense . He was named branch chief of the United States Army Contracting Command’s Pentagon Center of Contracting Excellence in 2010 and remained a senior contracting officer for the United States Army and Defense Threat Reduction Agency until his retirement in 2018, when he moved to Foley, Ala. .
Timothy had a strong passion for physical fitness and was a certified physical fitness trainer, and was actively involved in many sports. He used to work out in the gym daily. Timothy was a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by his son, Timothy (Dinah) Lower of Foley, Ala.; son, Michael (Jessica) Lower of Foley, Ala.; and daughter, Lillian of Lorraine Lower, Ala.; a brother, Kenneth Lower of Litonia; and a sister, Amy Mango of Colombia. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren.
Before his death, Timothy’s parents were Donald Lower and Elna Tingle Lower of Colombia; and sister, Teresa Lower of Colombia.
A private funeral will be held for friends and family.
A private family celebration of life will take place at a later date.