.Mr. H. D. "Dusty" Dowdy, 88, a resident of Brunswick, died Thursday 3/27/14 at Southeast Georgia Health System.
Mr. Dowdy was born July 13, 1925 in Cordele, GA and had been a resident of Brunswick for over 75 years. He attended Glynn Academy High School, which he left to join the Navy in 1941. He served in WWII and the Korean War.
He was an active member of College Place United Methodist Church, where he served as a Chairman of the Financial Board, and faithfully attended his Fellowship Sunday School Class. He was also a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Brunswick and was very active as an MYF Counselor.
He retired from the Brunswick Pulp Mill, where he spent 43 years as Purchasing Manager. He enjoyed off shore fishing, playing golf, and traveling. He co-founded the Wake Breakers Water Ski Club. He was active in the Brunswick Country Club, serving on the board for 10 years. He formerly served as president of the Boys & Girls club of Glynn County.
He was a member of Ocean Lodge 214, and St. Elmo Commandry No. 21. Knights Templar, No, 66 and a past Potentate of Alee Shrine in Savannah and Past President of Brunswick Shrine Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Alberta Nix Dowdy, his parents, W.L. and Lottie Mae Dowdy, his siblings Hazel Marie Allard, Glenroy Dowdy and Charles Dowdy.
Survivors include: Greg Dowdy, his wife Cathy, of Bonaire, GA, two grandsons, Gregory Dowdy of Macon, GA, and Dusty Dowdy (Toni) of Woodstock, GA, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Dowdy of St. Simons, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday 4/2/14 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Rob Grotheer officiating. Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery., with military honors.
Active pallbearers will be: Carl Alexander, Rex Deaver, Rick Smith, Mike Stopchuck, Bennie Tatum, and Johnny Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be: Members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
The family will receive friends in the Funeral Home from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday and request in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to College Place United Methodist Church, 3890 Altama Ave, Brunswick, GA, 31520.
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in charge www.edomillerand sons.com