Reverend R.B. Dowd

Born in Gilmer, TX on January 2, 1927

Departed on November 14, 2012 and resided in Nashville, TN

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DOWD, Reverend R.B. – Age 85 years, passed away November 14, 2012. He was a retired minister of the Church of the Nazarene for over 61 years, pastoring churches in TN & LA. Preceded in death by siblings, Janie Pippins, Mildred Neal and Dean Dowd. Survived by wife of 61 years, Faye Dowd; children, Gary Vickie Dowd, Stephen Gracie Dowd, Tim Gina Dowd, David Cassandra Dowd; grandchildren, Keith Michelle Dowd, Kevin Dowd, Mark Nicole Dowd, Marybeth Dowd, Derek Dowd, Drew Taylor Dowd, Callie Dowd, and Will Dowd; siblings, Mary Lou Taylor, John Dowd, and Ben Dowd. The Life Celebration service will be on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 11am, at the Whites Creek Church of the Nazarene, with Reverend Bernie Deffinger officiating. Interment will be at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday from 4-7pm, at the funeral home, and on Saturday from 10am until the service time at the church.

6 Comments to Reverend R.B. Dowd

  1. Julie Jones
    November 16, 2012 12:00 am


    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

    Julie Jones

  2. Gary/Donna Wallace
    November 16, 2012 12:00 am

    Faye and family, So sorry for your loss of a precious man. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We love all of you so much.

  3. Phillip Anglin
    November 16, 2012 12:00 am

    Faye and family, So sorry about your loss. Bro Dowd was a great man of God and loved dearly by all of our family. Love, Charlotte and Phil

  4. herman and edith anglin
    November 16, 2012 12:00 am

    Faye and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you.we have many wonderful memories of you and bro. Dowd

  5. Danny and Dee Herndon
    November 17, 2012 12:00 am

    Sister Faye and Family,
    We are so sorry for your great loss. Bro Dowd was the BEST and will be missed by everyone! We always thought that he was the most humbling,loving and giving person ever. Your in our prayers as always. Love you, Danny and Dee

  6. Lynda Wallace Simmons
    November 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Faye, Just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear of the pasing of the beloved Bro Dowd. He is now enjoying the fruits of his labors. I can just see him and mother and daddy rejoicing up and down the streets of Glory. I pray that God will hold you in the palm of His hand and I pray for comfort as well. Love you
    Lynda – Glenn and Lois’ daughter