A conversation transpired between two, the Lord and John. They concluded that John’s work was done, and together they traveled on the wings of a dove to the other shore.
Mr. John Weston Dow was born the son of the late Lee W. Dow and Arie Dow Conyers in Clarendon County, South Carolina on March 6, 1961.
He joined Gum Springs Missionary Baptist Church at an early age, was baptized, and sung on the choir. He was the lead guitarist for the Family Gospel Singers.
He attended the public schools in Sumter, South Carolina. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and served for 5 years before receiving an Honorable Discharge.
Upon relocating to Sumter, South Carolina, John attended the Police Academy. After graduating, he joined the Sumter Police Department and later the Darlington County Police Department.
He later gained employmentat Galey & Lord, LLC in Society Hill, South Carolina and was currently employed with O’Reilly Auto Parts in Hartsville, South Carolina.
On Friday morning, February 4, 2022, the Heavenly trumpets, sounded and God in His infinite wisdom summoned John Weston Dow to eternal rest. Life has a single beginning, but a multiplicity of endings. We do not know the day, the hour, the minute, or the way of our departure. Nor do we know the mystery in the work of the Master, who is too knowledgeable to make mistakes with His own creation-man.
John was preceded in death by his father, Lee W. Dow; a brother, Lee E. Dow; and a son, Marcel Ervin.
Those left to cherish his precious memories: a loving wife of 27 years, Nora McManus Dow of Hartsville, South Carolina; four daughters, Sebrena S. Dow, Felicia (Wendell) Davis, Chantel James, and Angela Knox all of Hartsville, South Carolina; two sons, Farsih S. Ervin and Peter G. Ervin both of Hartsville, South Carolina; a loving mother, Arie Dow (Albertus) Conyers of Sumter, South Carolina; nine sisters, Annie (Reverend Dr. O. J.) Hannah, and Sharolyn (Deacon Richard) White both of Sumter, South Carolina, Pearl (Deacon Robby) Robinson of San Antonio, Texas, Mary (Leroy) Pinkney, Ruthie Dow Prince, Maggie Dow Singletary, Sallean Goines, and Joann Conyers all of Sumter, South Carolina and Lucretia Conyers of Manning, South Carolina; four grandchildren all of Hartsville, South Carolina; 22 great grandchildren all of Hartsville, South Carolina; three great aunts, Geneva Stukes of Summerton, South Carolina, Tinnie (James) Carter of Manning, South Carolina, and Gloria McFadden of Sumter, South Carolina; three uncles, Ranzy (Roxena) McFadden, Asberry McFadden, and Henry (Everlyn) McFadden all of Sumter, South Carolina; eight sisters-in-law, Lula Dow of Sumter, South Carolina, Annie (Silas) Hines of Hartsville, South Carolina, Lucille (John) Graham of Society Hill, South Carolina, Lydell (Billy) Boyce of Texas, Teresa Davis of Hartsville, South Carolina, Suzette (Bobby) Addison of Virginia, Mary McManus of Hartsville, South Carolina, Carrie McManus of Hartsville, South Carolina; and one brother-in-law, Walford McManus; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Please keep the family of John Dow in your thoughts and prayers.