George Harold Dowd PDF Print E-mail

George Harold Dowd, 87, of Newberry, died Friday, July 19, 2019 at his residence.

Born on May 20, 1932 in Prosperity, he was a son of the late John Ed and Eva Enlow Dowd. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Epting Ballenger Corporation. Mr. Dowd was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and being with family at the lake.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joan Wesson Dowd; sons, Rick (Lynn) Dowd and Robbie (Susan) Dowd; a daughter, Julie (Eddie) Graham; grandchildren, Brandi D. (Dan) Graham, Lauren D. (T.J.) Senn, Andrea G. Long, Kaitlyn D. (Lance) Brehmer and Jordan Dowd; great-grandchildren, Cole, Luke and Ryan Graham, Kolton Long, Shelby and Presley Senn and Mia Kate Brehmer. He was predeceased by sisters, Joye D. Shealy and Barbara D. Speece.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Counts. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the church, 1105 First Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Dan Graham, T.J. Senn, Bert Lucas, Lance Brehmer and Jordan Buster.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Speece, Phil Shealy, C.D. Avery, Buddy Lester and Josh Nichols.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Rev. Jimmy Counts, Amedisys Hospice and staff with a special thanks to caregiver, Vivian Clark and nurse, Brandi Sease.



#10 Connie A Rayfield 2019-07-21 14:23
Sorry for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers.
#9 Dale & Sharon Cromer 2019-07-21 09:35
Dear Dowd Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Harold was such a kind man. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Dale & Sharon Cromer
#8 Debbie & Don Dennis 2019-07-20 22:15
Julie,Eddie & family, we are so sorry for your loss.
Our prayers are with you all during this time.
#7 Mollie Graham 2019-07-20 15:19
Dear Mama Jo,We are so sorry to hear about Papa Jo.We will always remember you all for your help and kindess when Susan was at your Nursey.You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.Love and Blessings.Mollie and Susan
#6 Pat Mccullough 2019-07-20 14:16
Joan and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Harold, we go back a long way, you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Love all this family. . God Bless
#5 Lanel C. Crawford 2019-07-20 09:32
Joan,Rick,Julie ,Robbie,and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May you feel God's love surround you.

#4 Donna Jacobs 2019-07-20 08:32
Dear Dowd family,
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Harold’s passing. I have many fond memories of interacting with him and the Dowd family during my childhood. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort. Love to all. Donna and Eugene Jacobs
#3 Heber n Margaret Long 2019-07-19 17:13
Please know that the family is in our thoughts and prayers. Papa Dowd was the rock of this fine family. It was always nice to see him at birthday celebrations. We loved the love he had for his entire family. He will be missed. God bless and be with Papa Dowd’s family during this time. Love, Heber and Margaret Long
#2 Lydia L Merchant 2019-07-19 15:07
Joan & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Harold was a good man and will truly be missed. Know that he is in a better place now and not suffering. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Lydia & David Merchant, Phillip and Ingrid Trotter
#1 Laura Ayers Miller 2019-07-19 13:43
Such a nice man. So sorry to hear of Mr. Dowd's passing. My condolences to you all. Much love and peace to the family.