Longtime Wirt County Commissioner Robert E. Lowe, Jr., 60, has died of an apparent heart attack at his residence near Elizabeth. Citizens who followed his long tenure as a commissioner described him as a "consummate public servant."

He was elected to the Wirt County Commission in 2004 and was the longest continuous serving Wirt County commissioner. In addition to his duties as county commissioner, he also was a farmer and operated a sawmill, cutting wood for many Wirt County residents.

Robert was a 1977 graduate of Wirt County High School and a 1982 graduate of West Virginia University with a BA in Music Education. While at WVU, he was a member of the WVU marching band playing trombone, played in a jazz band and was a member of the house band at Cedar Point. He helped with the high school band and loved band music. While in college, he also worked at Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown.

Visitation will be Monday, August 5, from 2 to 4 pm, 6 to 8 pm and Tuesday, August 6 from 9 am until the time of the service. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 6 at 1 pm at Matheny Whited Funeral Home with Pastor Dwight Goff and Pastor Mark Lowe officiating.

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