Woodrow Wilson “Woodie” Dowell, 73, of North Wilkesboro passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at his home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark Hall and Pastor Donnie Shumate officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142, was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service at the church.
Mr. Dowell was born April 20, 1946, in Wilkes County to Howard William Dowell and Annie Floss Wooten Dowell. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. While serving in Vietnam, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and earned his Sharpshooter Badge (M-14) Rifle. He retired from Wilkes Electric Armature, where he worked as an electrical technician for 32 years. Woodie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 40 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Campbell, and five brothers, Lonnie Dowell, Bob Dowell, Bill Dowell, Junior Dowell and Paul Dowell.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Walker Dowell of the home; three daughters, Angela Wood and husband, Kevin, of North Wilkesboro, Patricia Rhoades and husband, Tim, of Boomer and Crystal Billings and husband, Michael, of Hays; six grandchildren, Taylor McKenzie Wood, Avery Cheyenne Wood, Isaac Braden Wood, Brittany Paige Rhoades, Ashley Brooke Billings and Michael Matthew Billings; and two sisters, Laura Byers of Wilkesboro and Rosa Lee Neaves and husband, Gerald, of West Jefferson.
Pallbearers were Teddy Reed, Danny Byers, Clayton Anderson, Jody Phillips, Kipi Hamby and Greg Wingler.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1516, Millers Creek, N.C. 28651.
Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.