Walter A. McDowell, age 77, of Graysville, PA., passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his home.
Born January 21, 1940, in Cameron, WV, he was the son of the late Kenneth Dexter and Beatrice (Johnson) McDowell.
Mr. McDowell was a 1959 graduate of Cameron High School. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Walter made Greene County his permanent home in 1965 after marrying Evelyn Marie Snyder. He was a former member of Harvey’s Aleppo Grange and attended the Bristoria Baptist Church. Mr. McDowell worked in the Gas Industry and retired from Texas Eastern after 33 years as a mechanic. He enjoyed woodworking, tinkering with engines, mowing the Fairview Cemetery with his buddies and spending time with his family.
Surviving are three children, Kay (Bob) Harris, of Waynesburg, PA., Dianna “D. J.” (Chuck) Headley, of Spraggs, PA., and Keith (Karla) McDowell, of Prosperity, PA; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; one sister, Doris Pyles, of New Martinsville, WV, and one brother, Ray McDowell, of Cibolo, TX; several nieces and nephews and his special friend, Nellie Tustin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Marie (Snyder) McDowell, two brothers, James and Randy McDowell.
Friends will be received on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 2:00 P.M. – 8 P.M. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC., 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy, Rogersville, PA., 15359 Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Gary Crawford, officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery, Graysville, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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