We lost Reeder Dowdy Today
Reeder Franklin Dowdy Jr. was born November 27, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee to Reeder Franklin Sr. and Annie Kathleen Dowdy. He died on January 4, 2021 in San Antonio, TX.
Reeder served in the Air Force for 26 years, attaining the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. After retiring from the Air Force he worked as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service for 20 years.
Reeder was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was caring and compassionate, always putting others before himself. He was an active participant in his church, MacArthur Park Church of Christ, for 27 years and served as an usher there.
A memorial service will be held Monday, January 25, at noon at MacArthur Park Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Fort Sam Houston.
Reeder was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Calvin Bieber. Reeder is survived by brother James Dowdy and sister Susan Jones, wife Rhonda Lynn Dowdy, their son D. Richard Dowdy (wife Jennifer), and daughter Rachel Bilyeu (husband Shawn). He is also survived by grandchildren George Reeder and Elizabeth Roxanne Dowdy and Jackson Xavier and Olivia Reagan Bilyeu.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to MacArthur Park Church of Christ or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The funeral service and burial ceremony will be streamed at porterloring.com for those unable to attend in person.