Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine St, Columbia, SC


Douglas Larry Dowler

August 29, 1936November 7, 2019

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Douglas Larry “Bud” Dowler, 83, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 until 12:15 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Dowler passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019. Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 29, 1936, he was the son of the late Dwight Vickers Dowler and Ina Pearl Brantley Hetrick. Bud was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for over 40 years.

Surviving are his son, Larry Dowler (Jill); daughter, Jennifer Stevenson (Frank); seven grandchildren, Devan, Kelsey, Taylor, Dori, Cal, Andrew, and Lillian; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Beverley Salley Dowler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center, 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209, c/o Voluntary Service, ATTN: Warriors Walk.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


12 November


11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Dunbar Funeral Home

3926 Devine St
Columbia, South Carolina 29205

12 November

Funeral Service

12:30 pm

Dunbar Funeral Home

3926 Devine St
Columbia, South Carolina 29205

12 November


Fort Jackson National Cemetery

4170 Percival Rd
Columbia, South Carolina 29229


Douglas Larry Dowler

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November 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Bud’s passing. I met him through scouts and was lucky to have had the chance to serve with him as a volunteer for many years. He was a very kind man who worked hard to make scouting events a success. He set an example that inspired me and other scouters. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family through this difficult time.

Gary Edwards

November 9, 2019

Larry, Jennifer & Families,
I am so sorry to learn of Buds Death. So many memories of Yorkshire days & many more of Hammond Football come to mind. May God wrap you in his arms during this difficult time. Love to you all.

Dianne Dowler

November 8, 2019

Jennifer and Larry, so very to hear of your dads passing!! He'll be missed, but your mom,and the rest of the family are there with open arms,as he gets his wings!! Prayers to all of you!! Love you all💔

Jan and Jimmy Sheely

November 7, 2019

You and your family are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your Dad was a sweet, sweet person and we have a lot of fond memories of times together over the years. He will be missed always. He and your Mom are together again and watching over you.