Marvin H. McDowell

Dec 28, 2012

1936 — 2012

PASADENA, TEXAS — Marvin H. McDowell, 76, of Pasadena, Texas, passed away Dec. 25, 2012. He was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Haywood County, to Lorian and Berta McDowell. He is preceded in death by brothers, Wayne and Ray McDowell, and son, M.L. McDowell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sherry McDowell, of Pasadena, Texas; sons, K. Ray, and wife, Vicki McDowell, of Orange, Texas, Mitchell W., and wife, Alice Foreman of Rowlett, Texas and James L. McDowell, and wife, Laura Stevens, of Lufkin, Texas; daughter, Sherry Janeen Curry-Gooden, and husband, James Gooden of Pasadena, Texas; brothers, Joe Bob, and wife, Nancy McDowell, of Waynesville, Buddy, and wife, Marilyn McDowell, of Canton, and Neal, and wife, Sue McDowell, of Killen, Alabama, sisters, Patricia, and husband, Lloyd Lowe Akron, Ohio, and Vivian Rhinehart (McKay), of Canton; nine grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Marvin was a master gardener, loved to karaoke, bake pies and was an avid horticulturist. Marvin enjoyed hosting an annual Memorial Day picnic at his home for family and friends. He is and will be dearly missed.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, in the Chapel of Grand View Funeral Home, with Interment to follow in Grand View Memorial Park.

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