Obituary of Herman Franklin Dowdy
Come celebrate with me for I am on my way home to be with my heavenly Father.
Herman Franklin Dowdy, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with our Lord on January 8, 2019 in Bridgeport, Texas.
No formal visitation, the family will be at the home on 1711 Lanice Ave, Bridgeport.
Graveside services will be at East Bridgeport Cemetery on Saturday, January 12 at 10:00 am. Pastor Larry Potts will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Carter, Meade Carter, Michael Cox, and Trein Cox.
Herman was born January 20, 1941 to Meade and Francis (Rowe) Dowdy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was united in marriage to Rachel Allen on July 3, 1959 in Shady Grove Wesleyan Church in Colfax, North Carolina.
He was a retired member of the North Carolina Jaycees. He started the North Carolina Junior Jaycee Handicap program.
He moved to Bridgeport in 1978 to open Sonic Restaurant. With his son Keith he owned and operated Trophies Plus in Bridgeport. He started Total Clean Janitorial & Floor Cleaning Service in 1986 and became known as Mr. Clean. He retired in 2010.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Rachel Dowdy of Bridgeport; daughter Renea Kincaid and husband John of Joshua, Texas; son Keith Dowdy and wife Carol of Decatur, Texas; four grandchildren: Michelle Young of the home, Chad Carter and wife Ingrid of Bedford, Texas, Katie Cox of Decatur, and Michael Cox of Decatur; six great-grandchildren: Meade, Addie, Alysa, Kaitlynn, Hailey, and Trein; sisters Ann North of North Carolina, Debbie Hosch of Mississippi, and Edith Davis of Texas; brothers David Dowdy and Rev. Tony Dowdy, both of North Carolina.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother Treva Dowdy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harvest Time Church, Attn. Joyce Miller, 179 PR 3227, Bridgeport, TX 76426.
Arrangements entrusted to Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.