Kilgroe Funeral Home

1750 Ashville Rd, Leeds, AL


John Raymond Dowling

August 17, 1955October 30, 2019

Dowling, John Raymond, age 64, of Birmingham, AL passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. He is survived by his son, Jason Dowling (Miranda) and grandson, Brantley Cook. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds beginning at 11:00AM. Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds to direct services.


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Jason Dowling

November 10, 2019

Dad we had some awesome times together. I remember our trips back and forth to Memphis from Birmingham. And for those 4 hours at a time we had great talks about life and everything else. You taught me a lot about being self-sufficient, being my own man, and always instilling in me the things that really matter in this life..... Family.
I love you dad and I'm going to miss you!
So much!

Billy Stone

November 9, 2019

We have a lot of great memories growing up together. From working to gether at Burger-In-A-Hurry, being in each others weddings. Even when I moved to Georgia we stayed in touch. You even came to a Georgia-Auburn football game. Most importantly we stayed in touch all through the years. I remember talking to you in April and you were well. Never knew you were so sick afterwards. . Sorry I didn’t know.. RIP my dear friend until we see you on the other side.

Linda Harding

November 7, 2019

Buddy and Jane were some of the first folks I met when Billy moved me here over 36 years ago. They were expecting Jason and were super pumped ! They were both great friends to me all through the years, especially Buddy...He was kind, smart, funny, and always there when I needed him. When Billy had his heart attack 10 years ago, Buddy was the one person who came most and stayed with me at the hospital in the ICU....off and on for those 3 days. He was one of my favorite people ever, I loved him dearly. I will miss him much.

Mike Howard

November 4, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing and I am so proud to say he is my friend! I was always amazed at his knowledge of most everything and when I needed to get a questioned answered, I went to Buddy! What an amazing guy and friend! Rest In Peace Brother!

Jimmie Anne Kile Moore

November 2, 2019

To Buddy's Family,, Your dad and I was friends from school. Just seems like when you don't see each other on an everyday basis,,, you forget about friends and memories you share . Just keep those precious memories close to your heart,,, Rest in Peace,,my friend!!!

Teresa Jones

November 1, 2019

Buddy thanks for all the great memories we had growing up you will never be forgotten! Love you my friend! Gone to soon! RIP MY SWEET FRIEND!!

Asa Smith

October 31, 2019

Brother, we have decades of memories, you, WT and me cruising after school are some of the best, too many good ones to pick just one. Love you my friend and will never forget you. RIP.

Danny Little

October 31, 2019

So sorry to hear of John's passing. May he R.I.P.