We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home & Cremation
Dewey Dowless, 91, of Bladenboro went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 4, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lacy Hilburn Dowless and Ella Turner Dowless, his wife, Maxine Taylor Dowless, three sons: Delane, Robert, and James Dowless; brothers: Marvin Lee, Joseph, Lacy H. Jr, David, Douglas and sister, Josephine.
Left to cherish his memory are son Rickie Dowless (Tina) of Bladenboro, daughter Vickie Dowless of Bladenboro, daughter-in-law Sherry Dowless of Bladenboro, six grandchildren, Ricky Dowless Jr. (Brandi), Curtis Dowless (Brandy), Nathan Dowless (Ashley), Jeremy Dowless (Emily), Laci Jo Scott (Reese), and Austin Dowless, and 12 great grandchildren, Amber, Franklin, Gavin Riley, Gavin, Alivia, Millie Rose, Georgia Grace, Taylor, Tenley, Riley, Avery, and Anna Grey.
Dewey worked at the saw mill in Bladenboro, on a dairy farm, in construction, farming and ended his career as a meat cutter for over 40. Working with the pubic until 83, he never stopped and filled his time with what he would called, "tinkering" on lawn equipment and anything that needed repairing, but most importantly he loved seeing those great grandchildren.
He was a lifelong member of Abbottsburg Baptist Church serving as Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Monday, June 6, 2022 at the Bladenboro Chapel of Bladen Gaskins in Bladenboro. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Abbottsburg Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Hester and Nathan Dowless officiating. Burial will follow the services in the Pine Crest Cemetery.