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In Memory of Jerry David Dowdy, owner of Atwell Pecan

March 20, 1947 — April 12, 2024

The National Pecan Shellers Association reported the passing of Jerry Dowdy, owner of Atwell Pecan. “Jerry was a longtime NPSA member and former chairman. He was a respected leader in the pecan shelling industry and will be missed,” the NPSA shared in an email announcement. The Dowdy Family is receiving flowers, a tree planted in his memory, and cards.

Jerry David Dowdy, 77, more affectionately known to his grandchildren as “Big Daddy,” a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, passed away on April 12, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and commitment to family. Born in 1947 in Glennville, Georgia, to Willie Jo and Frank Dowdy, Jerry was known for his straightforward nature but was always accompanied by a dry wit that brought smiles to those around him. Read his complete obituary and learn more about the services honoring his life here.