Former Florissant Police Chief and Mayor Robert Lowery Sr. Dies

Died Monday night, after falling at home Sunday.

Brian Kelly
July 31, 2018 - 8:19 am

(Courtesy: City of Florissant)

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FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOX) - Longtime Florissant Police Chief and Mayor Robert Lowery passed away Monday night. He was 79.

Lowery never regained consciousness after suffering a fall at his home Sunday night. He was surrounded by family and his pastor when he died at Christian Hospital Northeast. 

Lowery served 41 years on the Florissant Police Department, becoming chief in 1979. He remained in that capacity until 2001, when he was elected to succeed longtime Mayor James Eagan, who had passed away. Lowery was re-elected in 2003 and 2007. He retired in 2011.

He also served as commander of the St. Louis area Major Case Squad, leading several of the region's most notable murder investigations.

"Bob had a lot of energy and love for the citizens of Florissant," says current Mayor Tom Schneider. "He was all in all the time." 

Schneider says Lowery loved the people of Florissant, and established relationships with people in the community from all walks of life: "That affection that he had for his fellow man really motivated him and allowed him to connect with so many people throughout the years."

Public visitation is planned for Thursday at Hutchins Mortuary home, 675 Graham Road in Florissant, from 2 to 8 p.m.

The funeral mass will be Friday at Sacred Heart Church, 751 N. Jefferson Street in Florissant, beginning at 10 a.m. Mr. Lowery will then be escorted to Sacred Heart Cemetery, 930 Graham Road in Florissant, for burial.

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