Jimmy R. Dowell

In Memorial

Jimmy R. Dowell, 68, of China Spring, passed away Friday, May 31st at his residence. Memorial services will be 10AM Tuesday, June 4th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Jimmy was born December 16, 1944 in Teague to Emmitt and Jewell (Hall) Dowell. He retired from Texas Utilities as a pipeline maintenance supervisor.

Jim was preceded in death by a son, Lance Dowell; his parents; and brother, Gerald Emmitt Dowell.

Survivors include wife of 46 years, Carolyn Jean (Ross) Dowell of Phoenix, AZ; son, Larry Dowell and wife, Susan of Robinson; daughter, Lana Dowell of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Colton, Makenzie, and Tylar Dowell; brothers, Joe Dowell and wife Mary Ann of McKinney, and Gene Dowell and wife Kay of China Spring; special cousin who was like a brother, Calvin Sanders and wife Minnie of Robinson; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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  1. Bill & Sue Allison

    Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  2. Don & Penny Carpenter

    Condolences to Jimmy’s family. We were classmates together in school. Our class (’63)had not heard from him in years. Am sorry to hear of his passing.

  3. Donna Brunner Massey

    My deepest sympathies to all of Jimmy’s family. John and he were the best of friends for nearly 50 years and ultimately he was responsible for John and me getting married after being apart for 27 years. He will always be remembered fondly in our hearts.

  4. We are so sorry to learn of Jimmy’s passing, and also sorry not to be able to attend his service. We remember him for the kindnesses he showed to us over the years. Please accept our condolences for your loss. Larry and Joanne

  5. Simply put, jimmy ol buddy, you were the best friend I ever had. Rip

  6. Jimmy so many great memories, swimming in Magnolia, riding dune buggies and chasing birds on the motorcycle in the pasture in the middle of the night. The horse you gave me when mine died. The best ribs ever and lots of popcorn. Tell Lance hey for me. Kathy

  7. Lana Massey Smith

    Jimmy will always be in my memory as a steadfast friend to me and my brother, John. I will keep those memories close in my heart and hope Jimmy’s family will find comfort in their memories also.

  8. Margaret Anderson Cooper

    So sorry for your loss. I graduated with Jimmy and he was a class act. He could always make me laugh. Have not seen him in many years but have lots of fond memories.

  9. Mary Sadler Burton

    So sorry to hear about Jimmy. Graduated with Jimmy and went to church with him. Prayers to the family.

  10. He was the best brother-in-law to me for 46 years. I will always remember his compassion, loyalty, and generosity. His heart was always big enough for one more family member. I look forward to seeing you soon, Jimmy, at the grandest family reunion of all.

  11. I remember him taking me and his boys armadello hunting in teague,riding and camping with them on trail rides. He was always asking if anyone needed anything. He was a kind and loving man whom I think of every time I pass his old place in teague. Thank you Jimmy for great childhood memories that live on and are still cherished today.

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