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Gary Dowdy

November 19, 1951 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 69)

Obituary

Mr. Gary Dowdy, age 69, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at The Oaks Bethany in Vidalia after an extended illness.  He was a native of Milan and was a 1971 graduate of Telfair County High School.  He lived in Telfair for a number of years before moving to Vidalia in 1978.  He worked for several milk distributers for thirty-five years, among those, Borden, Coburg and more recently, Strickland Distributing.  He enjoyed watching westerns, fishing and, above all, he loved his grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife of forty-eight years, Janice Dowdy; his parents, Otis Jackson Dowdy, Jr. and Gloria Marlene Marchant Dowdy.

His family includes three children, Michael Dowdy, Greg Dowdy and wife Melissa, all of Vidalia, and Kimberly Dowdy and Gerald Lanier of Swainsboro; one sister Ginger Horne and husband Keith of Eastman; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Anna, Adain, Logan, Mason and Braelynn; and several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 667 S. Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

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