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John Kingsley Dowling

Obituary Date: Sunday, December 25, 2016

Former long time Ormond Beach resident , John Kingsley Dowling died peacefully at his home in Cumming, GA on December 25th, 2016, at the age of 85.

John is survived by his four children and their spouses; J. Scott and Susan Dowling of Ormond Beach, FL, Karen and Jim McLellan of Aurora, CO, Jeff and Candy Dowling of Charlotte, NC, and Shannon and Greg Erbs of Cumming, GA.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Zack and Josh McLellan, Carter and Cooper Dowling, Emma, Luke, Jack and Libby Erbs.  He leaves behind many nieces and nephews spread throughout the United States.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Ruth Robertson Dowling and his two sisters, Betty Spratt and Beryl Swiatkowski.

John was born on December 3rd, 1931, in Providence, RI, to Reverend Herbert John and Elizabeth Full Dowling.  He graduated from the Lenox School in Lenox, MA, and is an alumni of Duke University prior to serving in the US Navy.

A celebration of John’s life is scheduled for January 7, 2017, at 11:00 am with a visitation one hour prior at Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming, GA.  Acknowledgments and condolences may be set to Ingram Funeral Home at 210 Ingram Ave., Cumming, GA 30040.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Halifax Urban Ministries at 215 Bay St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, in memory of John K. Dowling.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Date
01/07/2017 at 11:00AM
Funeral Home
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory
210 Ingram Ave. , Cumming 30040