Thomas Allen Dowling, Sr., 76, of Timmonsville, went home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 16, 2020.Mr. Dowling was born in Darlington Co., SC a son of the late Laurin P. Dowling and Orilla Truluck Dowling. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served on the USS Enterprise during the Vietnam War, was owner and operator of Tadco Rebuilders for over 50 years and was a member of the Florence Baptist Temple since 1973. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Laurin P. "Bud" Dowling, Jr.Surviving are his wife, Betty Banning Dowling of Timmonsville; sons, Thomas A. "Tad" (Kristin) Dowling, Jr. and Adam T. (Jessica) Dowling; daughters, Natalie Dowling (Dana) Epting and Tammie Dowling Moore; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Frances Windham and Jean (Richard) Fields.Memorials may be made to the Frank Monroe Scholarship Fund, c/o Florence Baptist Temple, 2308 South Irby St. Florence, S.C. 29505.Due to Covid-19 concerns private graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Mount Hope Cemetery directed by Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home with social distancing protocol being observed.Please send messages to the family at the obit section of

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