April 16, 1935 - August 27, 2013
Lewis "Carl" McDowell, 78, of Dunlap, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Carl was a man of great wisdom and integrity. Among many other trades and accomplishments, he built and owned "McDowell Grocery" and "Triangle Service Station" atop Cagle Mountain. He was firm and hard, but always honest. If he gave you his word, it was as good as writing it on paper. He loved to make a garden, and share with his neighbors and friends. Although he was not well for several years…he still made a little garden, and spent his last days doing what he loved. He never gave up until the end. He will be missed greatly by family and friends, including his friends at Hardees. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Willis Mae (Minton) McDowell. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Groves McDowell, Dunlap; loving son and daughter, Keith (Sharon) McDowell, and Delbra (David) Simmons, Sequatchie, TN; mother of his children, Bonnie McDowell Delashmitt; grandchildren, Kyle, Kaylee, and Karly McDowell, Dunlap, Frank (Suzanne) Walker, Spencer, TN, Jannet Schmitt, Andrew (Misty) Walker, and Jacqueline Lee, all of Dunlap, Daniel (Stephanie) Walker, Rock Springs, GA, Joe and Alex Simmons, Sequatchie, TN; great-grandchildren, Bo, Raylee, Reagan, Levi, Rayanna, Jordan, Jalyn, Jaxton, Joelton, Scheyenne, Leah, Brittney, Colton, Jarrod, Riley, Olivia, Jacob, Jersey, Torie, Curtlyn, Briley, and Presley; great-great-granddaughter, Charlie Jane; Peggy's children, Ben, Nanette, and Becky; brothers and sisters, Glenn (Patricia) McDowell, Doris McDowell, Dunlap, Opal (Gene) Glenn, Soddy-Daisy, TN, and Ophelia (Gary) Ray, Smyrna, TN; several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM CDT Friday, August 30, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Freddie Savage officiating. Burial will follow in Cagle-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 – 8 PM CDT Thursday and 8 – 1 PM Friday at the funeral home.
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