William "Jeter" Dowdy, age 84, of Sanford died Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at UNC Hospice, Pittsboro.
Mr. Dowdy was born March 16, 1936 the son of the late Charlie T and Minnie Oldham Dowdy.
He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and a US Army Veteran. Jeter was a star pitcher in baseball in his younger years. He enjoyed bowling and loved spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Jeter was preceded in death by sisters; Lizzie and Agnes Dowdy,Ruby Pope, and Virginia Coombs brothers; Norman and Thomas Dowdy, niece; Frances Coombs, nephew; Charles Lewis "Pick" Dowdy.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann Kirkman Dowdy, nieces; Mary Lois Oldham, husband Charlie of Bear Creek, Nancy Hart of Bear Creek, Donna Mashburn, husband J.B of Durham, nephews; Thomas Henry Dowdy, wife Barbara of Bear Creek, Earl Dowdy, wife Patricia of Bear Creek, and Terry Pope, wife Ellie of Greensboro.
Mr. Dowdy will lie in state on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 12:00-5:00pm at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. A graveside service will be Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 2:00 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 809 Asbury Church Road, Sanford with Rev. Donald Burns and Rev. Jimmy Talton officiating. Burial will be in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sanford.
Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or Asbury United Methodist Church, 809 Asbury Church Road, Sanford, NC 27330
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Dowdy family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com