Harvey Dowdey Obituary
 
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Harvey Nelson Dowdey

March 8, 1930 - May 12, 2014
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COLUMBIA  -  Funeral service for Harvey Nelson Dowdey, 84, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.       Mr. Dowdey died Monday, May 12, 2014.  Born March 8, 1930, in Columbia, he was a son of the late Tillinghast Morgan “T.M.”  Dowdey and Sarah Craft Dowdey.  He attended Dreher High School and USC and served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea as a telecommunication specialist.  He    retired from BellSouth after 40 years of service and was a...


COLUMBIA  -  Funeral service for Harvey Nelson Dowdey, 84, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. 



     Mr. Dowdey died Monday, May 12, 2014.  Born March 8, 1930, in Columbia, he was a son of the late Tillinghast Morgan “T.M.”  Dowdey and Sarah Craft Dowdey.  He attended Dreher High School and USC and served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea as a telecommunication specialist.  He    retired from BellSouth after 40 years of service and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church for 55 years.  After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, ham radio, traveling and flying.  He worked with Junior Achievement and Pioneers.  He suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for the last eight years of his life.



     Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Willie Jo Graham Dowdey; two sons, Nelson G. Dowdey of Columbia, Steven B. Dowdey of Summerville; three grandchildren, N. Graham Dowdey Jr., Summer M. Dowdey and Savannah R. Dowdey; two sisters, Bernice Scarborough of Tenn., Ethel Brannon of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Carl Dowdey of Charlotte, N.C., T.M. Dowdey of Columbia; He was predeceased by a brother, Ernest C. Dowdey.



     The family wishes to extend their deepest thanks to the outstanding crew of Amedisys for their loving and compassionate care.  In addition, thanks to Dr. Fred Smith and Ashley for your care and time over the years and to Synergy Home Care for your excellent help.



      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 4600 Daniel Drive, Columbia, SC 29206, Alzheimer’s Association, S.C. Chapter, 3223 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169 or Amedisys (Hospice Care), 220 Stone Ridge Dr, Suite 105, Columbia, SC 29210.



 



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