Shirley Lewis Dowdy, 85, of Powhatan, died November 13, 2020 surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Irene Dowdy and his grandson, Shane M. Wood. He is survived by his wife, Elinor P. Dowdy; children, Michael Dowdy (Kathy), Diane Wood (Mike), Barbara Dowtin, Carolyn Black (Fred), Linda Ransone (Jimmy), Suzanne Henderson (Rob) and Audra Atherton (Ian); two sisters, Dorothy "Dot" Oliver and Gladys Graham. He was Pop to 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren and Uncle Shirley to his nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Hospice of Virginia in Farmville. Memorials may be made to Powhatan Fire & Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends Monday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan followed with a service at 1:00 pm.