James Larry Dowdy Sr., 68, of Louisburg, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Wake Medical Center. He was born in Johnston County, the son of the late Rev. Leon Wilson Dowdy and Bessie Pearl Ellis Dowdy. Mr. Dowdy is survived by his wife, Pamela Jean Dowdy; sons, James Larry Dowdy Jr., of Pittsboro; Bradley James Dowdy, of Louisburg; and Kevin Wayne Parrish and wife, Angela, of Wake Forest; daughters, Joy Lynn Dowdy Duquette and husband, Dwayne, of Pittsboro; Sheila Ann Dowdy Pendergraph and husband, Brian, of Sanford; and Angela Renee Ling and husband, Mike, of Youngsville; brothers, Lewis Dowdy and wife, Katie, of Garner, and Derby Dowdy and wife, Catrina, of Erwin; and grandchildren, Alston Tyler Smith, Brandon Nathan Lowe, Landon Parrish and Matthew Blake Pendergraph.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) May 22 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit with the family from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at Bright Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at brightfunerals.com.
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