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In Memory of

Jack Pritchard Lowndes

July 1, 1924 - November 28, 2016

Obituary


Jack P Lowndes of Atlanta, Georgia passed away November 28, 2016 at the age of 92. He was born in Atlanta July 1st, 1924.

Jack graduated from Boys High, Furman University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was also awarded an L.L.D. from Atlanta Law School and an honorary Doctorate from Georgetown College. He served in pastorates at Gray Baptist Church, Gray, KY, Dandridge Baptist Church, Dandridge, TN, Erlanger Baptist Church, Erlanger, KY, First Baptist Church, Brunswick, GA, Memorial Baptist Church, Arlington VA, and Bull Street Baptist, Savannah, GA. Jack served as...

Jack P Lowndes of Atlanta, Georgia passed away November 28, 2016 at the age of 92. He was born in Atlanta July 1st, 1924.

Jack graduated from Boys High, Furman University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was also awarded an L.L.D. from Atlanta Law School and an honorary Doctorate from Georgetown College. He served in pastorates at Gray Baptist Church, Gray, KY, Dandridge Baptist Church, Dandridge, TN, Erlanger Baptist Church, Erlanger, KY, First Baptist Church, Brunswick, GA, Memorial Baptist Church, Arlington VA, and Bull Street Baptist, Savannah, GA. Jack served as Vice Chairman of the Southern Baptist Christian Life Commission, Acting Chaplin for the United States House of Representatives, President of the Home Mission Board's Directors, and as Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Baptist Convention of New York. He was Director of Church-Minister Relations for the Georgia Baptist Convention and editor of the Christian Index. He also served as Executive Director of the Lord's Day Alliance. He taught Sunday School faithfully for many years at Dunwoody Baptist Church in Dunwoody, GA.

Jack was an active member of the Kiwanis Club in various cities in which he lived. He loved to travel and was able to visit many countries during his lifetime. In addition to faithfully reading his Bible, he loved to read everything from newspapers to the latest novels. He was especially interested in history and sports. He enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves in person and on TV, as well as attending UGA football games. He had the privilege of being a volunteer for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Jack had a wonderful sense of humor and was still entertaining the caregivers at rehab right up until the end of his life. He loved to make people laugh. At this time of sadness, there has been much laughter as his family shares his numerous jokes and funny stories.

Jack was a fighter-he wanted to be with his Lord but did not want to leave his family he loved so much. He will be missed greatly by those whose lives he touched, regardless of how long he knew them.

Jack loved the Lord and loved being a pastor. He still prayed beautifully as he came closer to his time to be with the Lord.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris Jean Thurman. He cherished her dearly and believed she was the most beautiful woman in the world. He is also survived by 5 children, Jack Lowndes Jr. of Duluth, GA, Stephen Lowndes of Dunwoody, GA, Barbara Lowndes of Houston, TX, Carey Lowndes (Tracey) of Smyrna, TN, Mary Ann Swanson (Ken) of Olympia, WA, grandchildren whom he adored, Christopher Lowndes (Caitlin) of Smyrna, GA, Curt Lowndes (Jenny) of Morehead, KY, Caleb Lowndes, of Somerset, KY, Hannah Lowndes of Smyrna, TN, Myra Elliott (Colby) of Cookeville, TN, Connor Swanson of Olympia, WA, William Swanson of Olympia, WA, Georgia Swanson of Olympia, WA, great grandchildren Eloise and Olive of Morehead, KY, Emma of Cookeville, TN as well as many other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gertrude Shuttlesworth and Frank Lowndes Sr., his brother Frank Lowndes Jr. and his niece Jean Rozema.

His family would like to express their appreciation to his loving and caring church family at Dunwoody Baptist Church. They would also like to thank his doctors Goldklang and Guest who provided compassionate care for many years.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.