COLUMBIANA, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Timothy “Troy” Howard Lower, 66, of Columbiana, Ohio, died at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, after complications from bypass surgery.

Timothy was born October 16, 1955 and grew up in Columbiana, Ohio.

Timothy had an Associate of Arts from San Joaquin Delta College, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University, and a Master of Science in Procurement and Contract Management from 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 Chief Petty Officer Career Advisor (CPO). In 2000, Timothy became a NAVAIR Contracts Specialist, becoming Branch Chief and Team Leader for United States Army Contracts Command Fort Belvoir OPS in 2004 and Senior Contracts Officer Team Leader for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2007. He was appointed Branch Chief of the Pentagon Center of Contracting Command of the United States Army Contracting Command in 2010 and remained senior contracting officer for the United States Army and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency until upon his retirement in 2018, when he moved to Foley, Alabama.

Timothy had a deep passion for fitness and was a certified fitness trainer and actively participated in many sports. He trained daily in the gym. Timothy was a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his son, Timothy (Dina) Lower of Foley, Alabama; son, Michael (Jessica) Lower of Foley, Alabama and daughter Lorraine Lower of Lillian, Alabama; one brother, Kenneth Lower of Leetonia; one sister, Amy Mango of Columbiana and 11 grandchildren.

Timothy was predeceased by his parents, Donald Lower and Elna Tingle Lower of Columbiana, Ohio and his sister Teresa Lower of Columbiana, Ohio.

A private funeral for friends and family will be held.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements managed by Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home.

A television tribute will air on Thursday, April 14 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV, and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.