Floyd (Buck) Edward Dowlin, 67, of Forsyth, MT, passed on Friday, August 21, 2020 at his home peacefully from natural causes.
Buck was born in Butte, Montana, September 13, 1952 to Floyd Ed Dowlin Jr. and Annie (Mackerlich) Dowlin.
After graduating from Forsyth High School, Buck joined the Marine Corps where earned the “Sharpshooter Badge” before being honorably discharged in 1972. Following, he had many careers working for local farms and ranches, driving truck, operating heavy equipment at Peabody Coal Mine and Western Energy. All while working the family ranch along Armells Creek near Forsyth. He welcomed family and friends to the ranch riding horses, branding, and hunting. He enjoyed taking young people out to shoot their first deer. He loved spending time outdoors with family and friends hunting, camping, fishing, and riding motorcycles.
Buck was an original cowboy known for his sense of humor, generosity and storytelling.
He married Cory Crosser on January 25, 1975 in Forsyth, MT. On March 28, 1977, a blizzardy day, they welcomed their daughter, Amber.
He is survived by his daughter Amber (Dowlin) Haff, grandsons Dillon and Caden Haff, sister Sandee Dowlin, numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Dale MacKerlich, Doug Dowlin, Robin Dowlin, Kerry Downing and Wanda Dowlin.
He will be missed by many and free of pain as he watches over us in heaven.
Funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday September 2, 2020 at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth, MT.
In lieu of flower, send donations to your favorite charity.