John Dowe Jr

John Wesley "Buck" Dowe Jr

1920 - 2018

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Obituary of John Wesley Dowe Jr

Our awesome father & husband, John Wesley Dowe Jr, 97 of Yakima, went peacefully to glory from his home Friday, November 2, 2018, a few days shy of his 98th birthday.

He was a son of a country preacher and timber appraiser. Dad grew up on a farm, he passed on the values of hard work, respecting your elders and serving the Lord whom he loved.

He attended Prairie View College in Texas. While attending college he was called to serve in the U.S. Army. Dad was a WWII Veteran serving in the European Campaign in an African American Unit. His last act of service to his country, was he voted early for the mid-term elections, “way to go dad”.

He is survived by his wife: Sue Dowe of 71 yrs;Son: John Dowe; adopted son: Johnathan Dowe; daughter: Mira Dowe; One grandson: Jason Baseden; & five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 12 noon, Thursday, November 8, 2018 at West hills Memorial Park, Yakima.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Westhills Memorial Park
11800 Douglas Rd
Yakima, Washington, United States