On February 6, 1951 in Blackville, South Carolina a bouncing baby boy was born to Johnny
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Riley and Inez Dowling. They named him Walter Andrew Dowling, he was the 9th child of 9.
In 1953, the Dowling family moved to Indiantown, Florida where he resided until he
transitioned to his eternal home.
“Andy” as he was affectionally known attended and played football at Martin County High
School. Andy enjoyed sports and after graduating high school, he played a season of football at
Florida State University. He also became the community coach for the Booker Park women’s
In 1982, he married Barbara Jean Miller and to this union 3 children were born, He fathered 12
children. 27 Grand Children and 14 Great Grand Children.
In the early 90’s he joined Temple Beautiful Church of Indiantown; starting the men’s ministry
called “Brothers’ Keepers.”
He worked for the Indiantown Water company for 18 years and once leaving the Water
company, Andy started his own business WAD enterprise, and his slogan was “we fix
Early in the morning on April 25, 2019 he won his battle with cancer and went to his eternal
He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Riley and Inez Dowling,
1 sister, Evelyn Dowling, 2 brothers, James Edward Dowling and Allen Dowling and a grandson,
He leaves to cherish his Memory, 12 Children:
Anthony D. Dowling, Indiantown, FL
Andrew Dowling,Jr. (Jamie) Palm City, FL
Antrinette “Nette” Dowling-Scales (Savie) Indiantown, FL
Travis Dowling, Brooklyn, NY
Delmetric “Dell” Dowling, Indiantown, FL
Derek “Von” Dowling, Indiantown, FL
Wenifred “Wendy” Baker, Atlanta, GA
Wanda Hampton, Millville, NJ
Letitia Peterson, Atlanta, GA
Demetruis McClain, Coral Springs, FL
Emmanuel Miller, Port St Lucie, FL
Lorenzo Dowling (Lisa), Lakeland, FL
14 great grand children
Brothers: Eugene Dowling (Pat), and Harry Dowling (Janie), Ft Lauderdale FL; Sisters: Mary
Francis Davis, Port St. Lucie, FL, Johnnie M. Dowling, Indiantown, FL, and Dorothy Pearl
Dowling of Valdosta Ga.
A host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews,
cousins, friends; a special niece, Patricia Gaines and a special friend, Lorraine Mungin