John Calvin Dowdy, 78, of Lynch Station passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Autumn Care of Altavista. He was born December 29, 1940, a son of the late John Henry Dowdy and Callie Newman Dowdy. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Adkins Dowdy, an infant daughter, his second wife, Beatrice Avery Dowdy, a grandson, Matthew Calvin Layne, and a sister, Patria Dowdy Nichols.

Calvin worked as an electrician for 50 years before retiring and enjoyed fishing and traveling.

He is survived by a daughter, Sheryl Dowdy Layne and husband, Ronald; a son, Donald Dowdy and wife, Melinda; a granddaughter, Maegan Layne Mitchell and husband, Brandon, and great-granddaughter, Madilynne, and a brother, James Dowdy and wife, Phyllis.

A graveside service was held Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 11:00 am at the cemetery at Mount Hermon UMC in Lynch Station.

Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston.