Theodore Allen “Ted” Gowdy, 83, died Saturday, September 8, 2018. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and September 12 from 9:30 am until the 11:00 am chapel service at Breeland Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Canton Cemetery.
Ted was born in Marks, MS spent his early youth in the Fondren area of Jackson, MS and graduated high school at Canton High School in Canton, MS. He attended the University of Mississippi and graduated from Millsaps College. Ted served his country as an Airman in the United States Navy on the aircraft carrier, Valley Forge.
Ted joined his parents in the family business, Gowdy’s Jewelers and Florists. He was the owner of Gowdy’s Jewelers from 1974 until his retirement in 2000. Other business interests were cattle farming and grass farming.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore W. and Mildred Gowdy and by his wife Charlene.
Survivors include: children, Leslie Ledbetter of Canton, Tebo Gowdy (Alix) of Madison, Robbie Gowdy of Canton, Gina Dawkins (Sam) of Madison, and Charles Gowdy of Jackson; brother, Robert Gowdy (Anne) of Georgetown, TX; grandchildren, Chappell Oates, Robbie Gowdy, John Ledbetter, Bradley Gowdy, Colby LaMunyon, Brady Crutcher, Olivia Gowdy, Christian Gowdy, Gabriela Gowdy, Cody Knauss, Casey Gauthier, and Ali Trigg; great grandchildren, Ava Claire Oates, Sawyer LaMunyon, Bryson Trigg, and Scarlett Gauthier.