William Thomas Dowdy, 78, of Linden, passed away February 16, 2021, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. He was born in Perry County to the late Tom Dowdy and Mollie Rene Trull Dowdy. He was the oldest of six children. After graduating high school in 1961, he joined the US Navy, where he served for 4 years. During that time he was stationed at San Diego and Pearl Harbor. After his service in the Navy he joined the Detroit Police Department. He retired after 35 years of service to the city of Detroit. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers James, Robert, and David Dowdy.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Dowdy, and his children Michael (Andrea) Dowdy, Suzanne (Scott) Ventline, and Colette Dowdy. He is also survived by his grandchildren Elena, Vivianna, Thomas, William, Adianna, Violet, and Daisie. Two sisters Barbara Gail Fritz and Linda Dowdy. Many nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and a great-niece, and many other family members and friends.
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