Jerry Norris Dowd, Sr.

April 14, 1945 - July 3, 2016

04/14/1945 - 07/03/2016

Past Services

Thursday July 07, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Thursday July 07, 2016
1:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Friday July 08, 2016
1:30 pm
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017
724-746-4363 | Directions


Jerry Norris Dowd Sr., died at the Bishop Hodge Continuous Care Center on July 3, 2016, in his 70th year.   He was born on April 14th, 1945 in Dante VA.  He was an avid golfer and a lover of horses.  Jerry served his country in the US Army and retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel.  His memberships included the Elks and American Legion.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ike and Lucy Mae Dowd; sisters, Betty Simmons and Anita Inez Dennard.

To continue celebrating his life and legacy is his wife, Donna Dowd; sons, Jerry Dowd Jr. and Chuck (Becky) Wallace; daughters, Robin Nash, Lisa Fain. Tracy Jenkins, Carmen Wallace; 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and many loving nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 in the Funeral Home with Milton Campbell officiating.  Burial will be held Friday at 1:30 pm in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017.

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Eileen Boyce
7 years ago

Donna So sorry. I just saw this. Hugs and prayers sent.

Cheryl D.
7 years ago

My sincere sympathy to the family. May the words quoted from this beautiful song, based on Job 14:13-15 and John 5:28,29, bring you a measure of comfort:
“If a man should die, can he live again? Hear the promise God has made: He will call; the dead will answer. They shall live at his command. For he will have a longing for the work of his own hand. So have faith, and do not wonder, for our God can make us stand. And we shall live forever, as the work of his own hand.” – Sing To Jehovah, song #111.

Rev. Carole Valentine
7 years ago

To my friend and Brother in society, and to his family my sincerest condolences. I apologize for the lateness of this posting but it was unavoidable due to illness. Never the less, I have been praying for the family and am available if you need to talk or feel the need to pray.

Charmin Gordon-Harston
7 years ago

Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family. May God’s grace and mercy comfort all of you during your time of grief.

Florence Smith-Walters
7 years ago

My sincere heart felt condolences to Donna and family or the loss of Jerry. Many good memories from Cherry Street I will carry with me forever. God bless

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Jerry Norris Dowd, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Army Veteran, Jerry Norris Dowd, Sr., “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Terry L Gosa
7 years ago

To the Dowd Family:
Sadden to learn of Jerry’s passing.
A life long personal and family friend. Jerry was a man i admired and respected.
Rest in Peace.

Lolly and Syl Clark
7 years ago

Donna, I’m so sorry for your loss, may God wrap his arms around you and comfort you at this time. I didn’t know Jerry very well but every time I saw him he had a big smile on his face. Peace and comfort for you and your family.

Mary Ross- Hogan
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. I have lost a great friend. God has gained a great soldier! My prayers go out to Donna and family.

Marci Allen
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. God will take care of you through this time of sorrow and everyday of your life. Jerry is no longer suffering and you have done a great job of taking care of him. Rest in the spirit of the Lord!