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David Leroy Dowty – Metz Mortuary

    David Leroy Dowty 
    David Leroy Dowty, age 73 of York, NE, died Wednesday, April 26, 2023 in Lincoln, NE. He was born on November 6, 1949 to Clarence and Alberta (Strickland) Dowty in North Platte, NE.  On March 2, 1974 he was united in marriage to Kathy Dimmitt in Grand Island, NE.

    David was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Eagles Club, VFW, Elks Club, and a former member of a Corvette Club. He owned Rays Old Car Company, and worked in car sales in York with other companies. He worked at TriAd in Alda, NE until his retirement. David loved spending time with his family, camping, watching Perry Mason shows on TV, going to car races and taking his 1955 Chevy to car shows. He was a huge Kansas City Chiefs and Husker football fan. 

    He is survived by his daughter Lori (Trevis) Zimmerman of Carson, IA, son Bill (Gina) Dowty of York, grandchildren Tucker Zimmerman and Rylee Zimmerman of Carson, IA and Darian Czarnick, Cole (Destiny) Dowty, Tyson Nitzel, and MaKenna Dowty all of York, and his great-grandson Ezra Dowty. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Roger (Mona) Dimmitt of Grand Island, NE, granddogs Cooper and Daisy and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

    He was preceded in death by his wife Kathy, parents Clarence and Alberta, brother and sister in law Ed & Cheryl Dowty, nephew Lil’ Ed Dowty, parents-in-law Gordon and Glendora Dimmitt, and brother-in-law Mike Dimmitt.

    A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date, for David and his wife Kathy. David has been cremated. No viewing or visitation. Memorials may be directed to his family for later designation. 

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