Dr. N.H. Dowden DVM, 94, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Masonic Homes of Louisville, Kentucky.
He was a veterinarian.
He was a life-long member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Greeneville.
Dr. Dowden attended Louisiana State University for his undergraduate studies and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University.
Dr. Dowden served in the military during World War II. He was assigned to the Veterinary Research Laboratory at Fort Royal, Virginia. He spent over 30 years in Greeneville and Greene County caring for large and small animals.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law: Alice and Bill Davis of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren and spouses:Alison and Jeremy Curtis of Louisville, Kentucky, and Brad and Sunny Davis of Palm Harbor, Florida; great grandchildren: Preston and Neely Joy Curtis of Louisville; special niece and nephew: Debra Blair and family of Jonesborough and Dean Wilhoit and family of Johnson City; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins of Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Pickering Dowden.
The family will receive friends 4pm-6pm Friday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.
Following visitation, the funeral service will be held at 6pm Friday, May 3, 2013, in Kiser-Rose Hill Chapel with Rev. Stuart Albee officiating.
Interment will follow at 10am Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Greeneville. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery Saturday for the committal service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 524 Tusculum Boulevard, Greeneville, TN 37745.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff of Masonic Homes of Louisville for his excellent care.