Dewey Herman Dowless, 78, of Whiteville passed away at his home on Friday, February 4, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie James and Vivian Bradshaw Dowless; wife, Linda Dowless; brothers: Levi Dowless, Shelton Dowless and James Dowless, Jr.; sister, Peggy Lou Dowless Hooks and great-grandson: Colby Dowless.
Dewey leaves behind his two sons: Clark Dowless (Mary), Randy Dowless, both of Whiteville; two brothers: Harry Dowless (Linda) of Hope Mills, McCrae Dowless of Bladenboro; two sisters: Myrtice Johnson (Tommy) of Bladenboro, Filena Carson (Lloyd) of Autryville; four grandchildren: Scott Dowless (Nicole), Stephanie Long (Sam), Tiffany Keel (Eric), Hope McPherson; six great-grandchildren: Liam, Evelyn, Langston, Easton, Christian and Abel.
Dewey adored his wife and family with all his heart. He was dedicated to taking care of his wife, Linda for 23 years after she had a stroke. He loved being outside in the woods timber cruising and farming. His pride was his blueberry patch at his home. Dewey was a very honest and hardworking man and if you received a handshake from him, you felt it. His gentle spirit will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Monday, February 7th at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, February 8th at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Greenwood and Rev. Coy Long officiating. Burial will follow in the Clarkton Cemetery.
Flowers will be welcomed; however, memorials may be made to Community HomeCare and Hospice 333 Jefferson Street Whiteville, NC 28472.