Garry G. McDowell

Garry G. McDowell, age 74, of Clifton, passed away on July 8, 2018 at his residence with family by his side.   

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. July 14, at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Rev. Richard Creech officiated. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Walnut Springs. Visitation was two hours prior to service at Lawson Funeral Home.  

Pallbearers were David McDowell, Kevin Baucom, Jeff Schasteen, Lalo Reyes, Michael McDowell, Dayton Mc-Dowell, Collin Schasteen, Weston Schasteen, and Dalton Estein.

Garry G. McDowell was born on Nov. 19, 1943 in Plainview, Texas to N.C. and Ella Day Miller McDowell. He graduated in 1962 from Meridian High School. Garry attended Navarro College in Corsicana in 1965 where he played football.

On April 2, 1965 he married Ellen Baucom in Walnut Springs, TX.To this marriage one son was born Michael McDowell. Garry retired from JC Penney after 29 years at which time he and his wife returned to the McDowell home place in Bosque County.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 53 years Ellen Baucom McDowell of Clifton; brothers Neal McDowell and wife Linda of Clifton, Gerald McDowell and wife Joyce of Clifton; brother-in-law Ken Baucom and wife Robin of Walnut Springs; sister-in-law JoAnn Baucom of Clifton; nephews David McDowell and wife BJ of Clifton, Kevin Baucom of Flowermound; nieces Shannon Thaxton and husband Jeff of Sequim, WA, Karen Schasteen and husband Jeff of Clifton; aunt, Ardean McDowell of Meridian; great nephews Collin and Weston Schasteen, Jax Thaxton, Michael and Dayton McDowell; and one great niece Zoe Baucom; several cousins; his close friends Geneva Perez and Lalo Reyes; and many friends.

Garry was preceeded in death by his parents N.C. and Ella McDowell; and son Michael McDowell.

In lieu of flowers the family requests you send memorials in Garry’s name to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian TX, 254-435-2792.

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