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 “Jay” James 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 Wednesday at 2:00 pm 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 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.