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Celebration of Life

Southwestern Community College
Saturday January 11th, 2020
2:30pm - 3:00pm

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Hank Dowling III

Hank Dowling,54, a man of faith and family, passed away unexpectedly January 7, 2020. He was loved by all that knew him and will be dearly missed. He worked as a logistics technician at Genesys in Asheville. Hank enjoyed riding mountain bikes along with many other activities. He was a golfer, a hunter, a fisherman, a Harley rider and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He was one of the founding fathers of the Mason Jar hunting club in Cullowhee, and was a member of Fall Cliff Baptist Church. His life was surrounded by family and friends whom he loved very much. He loved spending time with his wife Teresa, son Kyle, step-son Jason and Dustin, and his six grandchildren. He was born in Asheville, North Carolina and was the son of Henry Grady Dowling Jr. of Webster, North Carolina and Dottie(Carman) Dowling of Sylva, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Chelsey LeeAnn Dowling, maternal grandparents Wade and Helen Carman, paternal grandparents Henry Grady, Sr and Anna Laura Dowling, as well as his dear friend Michael “Perry” Montgomery. In addition to his parents, Hank is survived by his wife Teresa Stephens Dowling, his son Kyle Henry Dowling (Mandie), stepson’s Jason Ramsey (Jamie) and Dustin Ramsey, six grandchildren; Brody and Tucker Dowling as well as Victoria, Lauren, Jason Junior, and Alexandra Ramsey, sister Anne Nixon (Keith), Brother Patrick Dowling (Paige) And nieces and nephews Jesse and Danny Stephens, Hannah Nixon, David Nixon, and Rebecca Nixon, and cousins Wilson and Grady Kittrell, and Aunt Dorothy Cooper. A celebration of life service for Hank will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Southwestern Community College auditorium in Sylva, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, a college fund for his grandchildren has been set up at State Employees Credit Union with branches in Sylva and Brevard. Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva, North Carolina is managing his arrangements.

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Words cant wipe away your tears, Hugs wont ease your pain, but hold onto your memories, forever they will remain

Rob & Vicky Pirnat Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hank III

Rob & Vicky Pirnat Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

Hank was always kind sharing his smile every time I saw him. Prayers to his family !

Kimberly (Winchester) Erlacher Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

May God wrap his arms of comfort and peace around Hanks family and friends during this difficult time. He will be remembered and missed by so many. Love and prayers!

Regina Mathis Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hank III

Regina Mathis Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

Hank was one of a kind ... always greeted me with a hug and that million dollar smile of his. I am very saddened that he will no longer light up the lives of everyone who knew him or was fortunate to meet him, if only in passing. I have more than thirty years worth of memories with Hank and I will cherish each one. Please know I extend my deepest sympathy and most heartfelt love to the family. It is my prayer that with each memory, smiles and laughter will far exceed the tears. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning ... you may cry for a while, but that joy will come. I will miss my ole friend, but this is just a comma in our friendship ... Until we meet again my friend, Rest Easy and I know that I love you. Gretta Worley Rosbor

Gretta Worley Rosbor Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. May you cherish all the wonderful times & memories. Hank will be missed by many, many friends & family. Linda Sutton Beagles

Linda S. Beagles Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers and love to family and friends. What a wonderful person in youthful memories, always smiling and encouraging others. I can only imagine the positive impact he had on others as an adult. My deepest condolences

Theda Haney Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

Condolences to everyone. I have many great childhood memories of growing up in the neighborhood and the endless hours we all stayed out playing ball, kick the can or just walking and hanging out. May God give you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. Jayne Oliver Woodyard

Jayne Oliver Woodyard Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

Dottie and Henry, I was so sorry to hear of Hank's death. It doesn't seem right, does it ? I pray that God will bring you comfort in the coming days. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathleen Couch Zaleski

Kathleen Couch Zaleski Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

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