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Sumter, SC… "Jimmy” James Ansley Lowder broke his chains with dementia on the morning of February 3, 2019 with his wife of 51 years at his beside.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife Kathy Riley Lowder of the home; his children, Ansley Hilton and her husband Richard of Fort Mill, Rhett Lowder of Sumter, Nancy Hunter Blanding and her husband Michael of Sumter; seven grandchildren, Riley, Sam, Cecelia, Kathryn, Emma Grace, Ansley and Woods; two brothers, Clayton Lowder, Jr. of Sumter and Steve Lowder of Mayesville. He is Uncle Jimmy to many special nieces and nephews, Jabbo to many and a bubba to one.
Jimmy lived in Sumter County his entire life where he made his living off the land he loved. He did leave briefly to attend Newberry College so that he could continue to play football and baseball. Daddy could out-work, out-fish, out-hunt, out-fight, out-run and when it came to his girls out-love anyone. He was a man’s man and could work all day and hunt all night. Jimmy never went anywhere that he didn’t know someone or someone knew him and he made “Hey-Bo” famous before the t-shirts. While his mind failed him way too young, his sweet smile and the sparkle in his eyes remained for many years and it always left you wondering what tale or joke he was remembering.
Jimmy’s life will be celebrated Saturday, February 9th, 11:00 am at Bethel United Methodist Church at 5575 Lodebar Road, Sumter, SC followed by lunch and celebration at Kathy and Jimmy's house in the country at 2145 Cory Drive, Sumter, SC 29153.
Ties and suits discouraged as Jimmy would want you to come as you are.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, 5575 Lodebar Road, Sumter, SC 29153.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.