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Robert Gerard “HustleMan” Dowdy, 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020.

He was a 2007 graduate of Howard High School. He was a Machine Operator at Arcade Beauty for several years.

Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents, Benjamin and Elizabeth

McKinley, Sr. and James Dowdy; and aunt, Jamarva Kelsey.

Survivors include his sons, Khance Dowdy, Makari Dowdy, and D’Marquese Howard, all of Chattanooga; daughters, RéLiyah

Dowdy of Chattanooga, Kyleigh Dowdy of Nashville, TN, Skylan Dowdy and Rie’Leya Reed, both of Chattanooga; mother, Taylor Dowdy; father, Reginald (Sharon) Dowdy, Sr., both of

Chattanooga; grandmother, Edna Dowdy of LaFayette, GA; brother, Reginald Dowdy, Jr. of

Chattanooga; sisters, Alicia Dowdy of Chattanooga and Shanice Dowdy of Atlanta; uncles,

Benjamin (Tiffany) McKinley, Jr. of San Antonio, TX and Darius Dowdy of Austin, TX; aunts, Kimberly (Wilbert) Washington of Kansas City, MO, Donna Garner, Paula Mclean, both of

Chattanooga, Angie Coleman of Birmingham, AL, and Vickie Lawson of Murfreesboro, TN;

fiancé, Temekia Reed; best friends, Tavoris Tucker, Larry Bone, and Donish Hyter, all of Chattanooga.

Robert will lie-in-state on Tuesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. A

private family service will be held at a later date.