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Clarence A. "Slim" Dowdy

June 3, 1941 — March 26, 2023

Clarence A. “Slim” Dowdy, 81 of Rustburg, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023. He was the husband of the late Goldie Goodman Dowdy. Born in Naruna on June 3, 1941, to the late Preston and Edith Dowdy.  Slim retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation after 30 years of service, and was a member of Rustburg Baptist church.   He was a former member of Rustburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rustburg Ruritan Club. Devoted to his family and friends, he and Goldie loved to travel, and were Florida snowbirds for many years.  He was also an avid outdoorsman, enjoying frequent hunting and fishing excursions, and participating in horseshoe tournaments.  In addition to his wife Goldie and his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers, John Lewis Dowdy and Joseph Dowdy, and sisters, Frances D. Gibson and Adele D. Crews. He leaves to cherish his memory his children: a daughter, Sherry Dowdy Brady and Jim; a son, John “Jay” Dowdy and Genia; four grandchildren:  Katie (Tyler), Matt (Sara), Ashley (Nick), and Reed; two great grandchildren: Isaac and Isabel; and a sister, Rachel D. Hamlett. Funeral Services will be held at Rustburg Baptist Church on Thursday March 30, 2023, at 3 p.m.by Reverend Rick Cole. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial to follow in Cumbie Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Rustburg Baptist Church, 286 Rocky Rd, Rustburg, VA  24588.  Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.
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