Lewis Michael "Mike" Dowdy, 65, of Amelia, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on September 27, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Shirley Lewis Dowdy, and his paternal and maternal grandparents. He is survived by the love of his life, Kathy Marie Dowdy, his mother Elinor Parrish Dowdy of Powhatan, VA, and his mother-in-law, Doris Vaughn of Amelia, VA. He was the proud father of David Dowdy (Amy), Josh Dowdy (Stacy), Joey Dowdy (Christina), Scott Dowdy, all of Powhatan, VA as well as his step-son, Matthew Emerson (Taylor) of Farmville, VA and beloved beagle, Rhett Butler. Michael's grandchildren brightened his every day and will live in his heart forever. He was proud to be "Grandpa" to Noah, Jacob, Ethan, Emma, Jade, Ashlyn, Blakley, Kennedy, Addison, and Bailey Dowdy. He is survived by six sisters: Diane Wood, Barbara Dowtin, Carolyn Black, Linda Ransone, Suzanne Henderson, Audra Atherton, and many nieces and nephews.
Michael had many friends in his lifetime and no matter where he went, someone knew him. He was a jack of all trades, like his Daddy and Papa before him. He worked as a body mechanic, auto painter, car salesman, and his favorite job, as a DJ with his company, Party in a Box. Mike was a devoted member of the Loyal Order of The Moose where he achieved the Fellowship Degree of Honor. He also loved being home with Kathy and Rhett watching Hallmark movies.
He battled cancer for over a year with hope, faith, and tremendous courage. In his last months, he held many parties with his friends and family making memories that will be forever cherished.
The family will receive friends on September 30, 2021 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Love Covenant Church at 17897 W Pridesville Road in Amelia Court House. A celebration of life will be held on October 1, 2021 at 2:00PM also at Love Covenant Church.
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