DOWDY, MELVIN H.; of Tawas, formerly of Pontiac; passed away peacefully on March 11, 2015; at 94 years of age. Loving husband of the late Alice Dowdy. Dear father of Jeff (Jeannie) Dowdy, Mike (Sheila) Dowdy, David Dowdy, the late Susan (late Ernie) Reyes and late Dennis Dowdy. Grandfather of Steve (Joe-la), Stephanie (Tom), Andrea (Joe), Ian and the late Katie. Great grandfather of six; also survived by special friends Rosalie, Carol and Patti. Melvin served in the US Army 80th Division under General Patton. He received a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. Melvin retired from General Motors in Pontiac. Funeral Service, Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON, 8909 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston, MI 48348. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. The family request memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warriors or Homeless Veterans. Envelopes available at the funeral home. To send a condolence visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Mar. 15, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book What will you miss most about Melvin H. Dowdy? Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Melvin Dowdy Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Melvin Dowdy Add a photo +