John Douglas Blowe, Sr.

November 28, 1943 - April 6, 2020

11/28/1943 - 04/06/2020

Past Services

Friday April 10, 2020
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
Saturday April 11, 2020
Conway Cemetery
North Church Street
Conway, NC 27820
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Public Graveside Service

Saturday April 11, 2020
2:00 pm
Conway Baptist Church
229 North Church Street,
Conway, NC 27820
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Private Family Celebration

CONWAY, NC – John Douglas Blowe, Sr., age 76, of Lake Road, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020 at the WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, NC.

Doug was born on November 28, 1943 to the late Noah Douglas Blowe and Flossie Blowe in Hertford County, NC. Doug worked many years for Georgia Pacific where he retired as a supervisor. He served 45 years with the National Guard, providing service to his state and nation. He proudly served as a volunteer fire fighter, joining the Conway Volunteer Fire Department in 1966, helping to protect his community for over 50 years.He was a loving family man and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports as well as playing sports himself in his younger days. He was an extremely hard worker and was a talented handyman. An avid outdoorsman, Doug enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and trips to the beach. He would often be caught by the television watching the Fox News. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Doug is survived by his daughter, Sharon Singer and husband Larry of Roanoke Rapids; son, John Douglas Blowe Jr. and wife Kelly of Wake Forest; three granddaughters, Molly Jordan Hargrave of Raleigh, Hannah Claire Blowe of Wake Forest, and Lilly Grace Blowe of Wake Forest; two grandsons, Avery Randall Hargrave of Lake Gaston, and John Douglas Blowe, III of Wake Forest; and brother, George Blowe of Roanoke Rapids.

Due to the circumstances, friends can view and pay their respects to Doug Friday, April 10, 2020, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC.

A private family celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at 2:00 pm at the Conway Baptist Church, Conway, NC, with Rev. Jayson Rowe and Rev. Willie McLawhorn officiating with a public graveside burial to follow at Conway Cemetery, Conway, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Conway Volunteer Fire Department, 113 White Street, Conway, NC 27820, or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Blowe family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Lemuel & Shelby Ricks
3 years ago

We send our Deepest Sympathy & Prayers. Douglas will be missed at church.

Anthony and Stacy Simmons
3 years ago

Doug, Kelly and family ~ Mr. Douglas will be greatly missed. We have many special memories of him. I am sure he and daddy are rejoicing together. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with all of you in the days to come. Love, Anthony, Stacy, JT and Josh

Clifton & Annette Ricks
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Willie Ricks
3 years ago

So sorry to hear that Doug passed away. I knew him for many years as he worked for GP Hardboard and I worked for GP Chemical next door. He was a fine man and will surely be missed. Prayers for his family.

Freddie and Barbara Outland
3 years ago

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard Carawan Sr. ( Hosscat)
3 years ago

Douglas was a fine man who enjoyed having suppers at the hunt club on Friday night and returning on Saturday to deer hunt with the membership. He always kept us laughing with his colorful stories. We will truly miss our friend. I’m deeply saddened, but proud to have called Douglas my friend.

Bryce Simmons and Janice Braziel
3 years ago

So sorry for you loss. Douglas will be missed by so many. We will definitely miss him at Conway Baptist Church as well.

Jimmy and Phyllis
3 years ago

All our love to Doug, Sharon, and families. So very sorry for your loss of this most devoted family man. Praying for all of you. RIP dear friend.