James Dowdy

James Ray Dowdy

Wednesday, August 13th, 1930 - Thursday, January 7th, 2021
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James “Ray” Dowdy, 90, of Satsuma, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at his home following an extended illness. He was a native of Vidalia, GA and had returned to Putnam County 2 years ago coming from Lake City. Ray served in the U S Air Force for 22 years and was a member of Victory House, formerly Victory Christian Fellowship. In 1973, he purchased Ditto Saw Shop and operated the business as Dowdy Saw Shop for 27 years. In his leisure time, Ray enjoyed going fishing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Marvin Dowdy and Martha Mable Polk Dowdy.
He is survived by his children, Jim Dowdy of Stone Mountain, GA, Greg Dowdy of Satsuma, Kay Peoples (Thomas) of Jefferson, GA and Jinger Dowdy of Pensacola, FL, sisters, Dot Galbreath of Vidalia, GA, Jewel Horn of Reidsville, GA, and Pat Hahn of Charlotte, NC, mother of his children, Johnnie Dowdy of Satsuma, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka. Burial will take place in Center Cemetery in Vidalia, GA at a later date. No public visitation is scheduled.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Victory House, 418 Hwy 17 S, East Palatka, FL 32131.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Ray’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Service

    Sunday, January 10th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, January 10th, 2021 2:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Pastor Ben Tippett
    Pastor Curtis Moore
  • Interment

    Center Cemetery
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Tammy McEnroe

Posted at 11:09pm
I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He was very kind to me growing up. Greg, Jinger and Kay our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tammy Long McEnroe and Family

Owen O'Conner

Posted at 02:48pm
Jim, Greg, Kay, Jinger and Johnnie,

I'm so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. He was a fine man. I will miss our conversations we had together. I pray God will comfort y'all during this hard time.


Owen O'Conner

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