Henry Lloyd Stow
The son of Henry Jared and Ida Shulte Stow, was born on July 31, 1909 in Park Ridge, Il and died peacefully on August 26, 2006 at the Woodcrest Health Center of the Blakeford in Green Hills. He received his B.A. (1930) and Ph.D. (1936) degrees in Greek from the University of Chicago. While he was a Ryerson Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece (1932-33) he met fellow student and classicist Hester Harrington, whom he married in 1937. In the same year he was appointed to the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, where he became head of the Department of Classical Studies. He accepted the Chairmanship of the Classics Department at Vanderbilt in 1952 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1976. He taught at the American School in Athens in 1959-60 and in the summers of 1966 and 1970. He held membership in many professional organizations and served on numerous university committees. In 1976 he was awarded the Sarratt Cup for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Vanderbilt. He was a popular lecturer, and he and his wife traveled widely, leading several trips to Greece in connection with the Vanderbilt Alumni Association. Dr. Stow was predeceased by his wife in 1997 and is survived by his children, Stephen Harrington (Jeanie) Stow of Knoxville and Cynthia Stow (John) Yancey of Nashville; granddaughters, Jennifer Stow of Nashville and Lauren (Joe) Simpson of Knoxville; three great grandchildren; and by several granddogs. The family would like to express deep appreciation for the uncommon care and friendship provided by Dr. David Heusinkveld, M.D. and his Nurse Practitioner Chrissie McClure, and for the dedication and support of the entire Blakeford facility, especially the nursing staffs at Burton Court and Woodcrest Health Center.