Billy Tillman Dowdy, 66, of Cobblestone Lane, Pittsboro, died Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in his home following a period of declining health. A Lee County native, Billy was born March 12, 1944 to Raymond Dowdy and Margarete Tillman Dowdy. His Christian faith was Methodist.
Billy was retired from Chatham Mills and was the owner of Dowdy’s Repair Shop, specializing in small engine work.
Survivors include his caretaker, sister-in-law Linda Dowdy of Pittsboro; nephews, Dennis Dowdy of Pittsboro and Russell Dowdy of Goldston; “adopted” nephew, Casey Burnette of Pittsboro; nieces, Laura Dowdy of Pittsboro, Lou Huffman of Pollock, LA, and Joy Wilson of Vass; 3 great-nieces, Lisa Hancock of Goldston, Brandi and Candice Dowdy of Pittsboro; as well as several other great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Janice Dowdy, and brother Oren “Butch” Dowdy.
The service to celebrate Billy Dowdy’s life will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro with Rev. Patrick Sinclair presiding. Cremation will follow at Hall – Wynne Crematory. Friends may visit with the family immediately after the funeral service.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries”.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Chatham County Council on Aging provider of Meals on Wheels, PO Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Arrangements for Mr. Dowdy are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Home of Pittsboro.