Dowdy, David Allen

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David Allen Dowdy of Newport, VA departed this life Saturday, March 13, 2021 at his home and in the care of his loving family. Born October 19, 1958 he was a son of the late Jimmy and Betty Cumbee Dowdy.

Known to the community as a friend, he was a meat cutter for Smith Valley Meats and most recently to Harris Teeter. David was devout in his faith, active in Bible Study, and faithful in attendance to Riverview Baptist Church and Bethel Chapel. If unable to attend church, he faithfully was a student with Shepherds Chapel.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Cathy Smith Dowdy; brothers, Greg Dowdy (Denise) of Pembroke, Jay Dowdy (Carolyn) of Dugspur, and Anthony Dowdy of Bland, VA; nieces and nephews, Sydney Holmes, Andrew Dowdy, Phillip Dowdy, and Garret Dowdy; a mother-in-law, Patricia Smith; sister-in-law, Marie Holmes (Allen); nephews, Dean Davis (Angie) and family, Josh Davis (Amanda) and family, Matthew Holmes, Selena Holmes, and Brandon Harvey; and a close friend, Steve Kessler.

There will be a private burial at the Atkins Cemetery in Newport. Family will later celebrate his life in a memorial service at the Atkins Cemetery, Saturday March 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. If it rains the family will move the service to the Davis Banquet Room in Pearisburg, VA.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to be serving the Dowdy Family.