Mr. Gerald Dale Dowda, age 72, of Summerville, GA, died Thursday, March 30, 2017, at his residence.
Mr. Dowda was born August 27, 1944, in San Antonio, TX, son of the late Raymond and Juanita Thomas Dowda. He was Baptist by faith, and prior to his retirement, was employed as a biomedical technician with Humana Metropolitan. Mr. Dowda was also a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and one great-grandson.
Mr. Dowda is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Katerina and Robert Ball, Tammy and Gary Broyles, Angela Chism, and Loretta Washington; the mother of his children, Lucille Rainey; brothers, Jack Dowda and Tommy Dowda; a sister, Beverly Dowda; 17 grandchildren; 33, great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for Mr. Dowda will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, April 2, 2017, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel.
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service on Sunday.
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Gerald Dale Dowda who died on Thursday.