Harold "Jr." Dowell, 75, passed away Friday, July
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12, 2013 at the Hosparus Care Center. Born in
Irvington, Ky. September 9, 1937 he is the son of the
late Harold & Martha Vangrift Dowell Sr.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran, member of the
Grace Baptist Church in La Grange, the UAW
#862 and retired after 35 years with the Ford Motor
Company. Mr. Dowell was an avid NASCAR,NFL
and U of L fan but his family was his life, especially
He is survived by his sons, Andy Dowell (Anna)
and Tony Dowell; 3 sisters, Louise Kelly, Nancy
Barnsfather (Curt), Patsy Wilson ( Jim); five brothers,
Lemor (Rosalie), Henry (Peggy), Bobby (Susie), Carl
(Debbie) and Donnie (Sydney); four grandchildren,
Alex, Alana, Nick, Natalie and one great grandchild,
Braylee. He was preceded in death by his life partner
of 25 years, Shirley Ford.
A service celebrating Jr.'s life was held Tuesday
July 16th at Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral
Home East, 11601 Ballardsville Rd. Memorials are
suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
1201 Story Ave. Ste#200, Louisville, Ky. 40206
Published in The Oldham Era on July 18, 2013