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  • Jimmy Dowdy

    Jimmy Dean Dowdy, 68, of Tamms, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

    Jim was born October 8, 1948 in Cairo, the son of the late Norman Dowdy and Juanita (Bennett) Dowdy.

    Jim was a member of the Tamms Baptist Church. Jim was an auctioneer for over 20 years with the Barks Auction Services in southeast Missouri. Jim loved his God, his family, and auctioneering.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Juanita Dowdy, and a sister, Nancy Williams.

    Survivors includes his wife, Glenda M. Dowdy of Tamms; a daughter, Melissa Gowin; two sons, Jimmy Neil Dowdy and Brian Dean Dowdy; a brother, Kenny Dowdy of Ullin; and he adored his seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two step grandchildren,and a step great grandchild; and a host of other relatives including four special aunts that was very special to Jim.

    Funeral services were Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Jones Funeral Home in Tamms with pastor Bob Kirby officiating. Interment followed in the Olive Branch Cemetery.

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    Jones Funeral Home Tamms is in charge of the arrangements.

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