VIRGINIA BEACH – George A. Dow, 64 and a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Left to grieve are many friends and a loving family, including his mother Shirley V. Jones; his brothers Donald D. Jones Jr. and Steven E. Jones; his nephews Donald D. Jones III and Ryan Jones (Hannah); nephews Austin, Aren and Curren; and a stepson, Gerard (Bud) Parker. He was predeceased by his father Donald D. (Country) Jones and his beloved friend, Robin C. Jones.
George, owner of George A. Dow Plumbing, was a graduate of Bayside High School Class of 1970 and Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in political science. He loved to share laughs, tell stories, and with his rapid-fire wit discuss current events and argue politics. He read The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, historical novels by Gore Vidal, and the Bible. A lover of animals, George rescued and cared for many. People from all walks of life were drawn to his easy-going ways, kind and forgiving heart, his desire to help others.
His life will be celebrated with a service led by Pastor Carlos Rodriguez at 11 a.m., Monday, March 14 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. An hour-long visitation at 10 a.m. will precede the service.
In lieu of flowers, George’s family asks that contributions in his memory be made to the Virginia Beach SPCA, 3040 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23453. In addition, condolences may be offered to his family by clicking Post a Condolence below.
We pray George is at peace.
Date: Monday, March 14, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am