Dowdy, Jimmie Brown

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Jimmie Brown Dowdy, 82, of the Hoges Chapel Community at Pembroke, departed this life Sunday morning, March 18, 2012, after a long illness. Born in Hoges Chapel on August 26, 1929, he was a son of the late Oakley Herman and Roxie Clara Williams Dowdy.

He was retired from his job as a pipe fitter at VPI in Blacksburg, and attended Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Betty Cumbee Dowdy; and his brothers, Jack, Joe, and Emory (Tick) Dowdy. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons and daughters-in-law, James “Jay” Bryant and Carolyn Dowdy, of Dugspur, David Allen and Cathy Dowdy, of Newport, Gregory Lynn and Denise Dowdy, of Pembroke, Anthony Keith Dowdy, of Bland; his sisters, Betsy Porterfield, of Newport, Peggy Townley, of Ripplemead, Nancy Sarver, of Roanoke; and his five grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead with Pastor Shahn Wilburn and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park, in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

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