Carrell G. Dowies, Jr.
Homer, LA - CARRELL G. DOWIES, JR. was born in Arcadia, LA on February 23, 1928 to C.G. Dowies, Sr. and Lenora Austin Dowies. Carrell graduated from Homer High School in 1945. He attended LA Tech University on a football scholarship, lettering all 4 years and graduating from Louisiana Tech in 1949.
Dad's career, after finishing LA Tech, touched the lives of many young students and athletes throughout Louisiana, coaching and teaching from St Mathews in Monroe, Jonesboro-Hodge High School to Lake Charles High School. He returned to LA Tech University recruiting high school students to attend LA Tech and starting Alumni chapters throughout the South.
After his career at LA Tech, he moved back to Homer to work at the Homer National Bank and Planters Bank and Trust. When the opportunity opened, he purchased Homer Tobacco Candy and Drug Company and developed a special bond with customers across North Louisiana.
Because of Dad's long time service for LA Tech, he was honored to have been awarded Alumnus of the Year and the Tower Medallion.
Dad's greatest impact throughout his life was his family. He was Jr., Bubba, Husband, Dad, and Grandy. His family time ranged from bream fishing trips on Saline Lake to vacationing in Destin, Florida to following his grandchildren, Maggie and Stephen thru their school sporting careers.
Family, Church, LA Tech and Claiborne Parish were his passion, along with the many people he touched throughout his life.
Carrell was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Dorothy Jean Dowies, his brother, Jim Dowies and his in-laws Nelson and Ruth Michaud.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Harriett Michaud Dowies, two sons, Gil Dowies and wife, Melinda, of Homer, Louisiana, Mike Dowies, of Franklin, Tennessee, two grandchildren, Maggie Voorhees and husband, Matt, Stephen Dowies and wife, Alex, three great grandchildren, Collier and Nena Voorhees and Warren Dowies, sister, Vern Dowies Lancaster, sisters in law, Joyce Dowies and Suzanne Malone, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dad's family invites you to join us in a celebration of his life at the First United Methodist Church in Homer, Louisiana, on Friday, July 23, 2021, at 2:00 pm., Bro. Danny Baskin officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, prior to the service.
Pallbearers honoring Dad are Reed Anders, Trent Anders, Lomax Napper, Taylor Norment, Ian Starks, and Trent Verdin.
Dad's longtime friends will serve as Honorary Pallbearers, Leo Sanford, Charlie Bourgeois, Sparky Foster and J. T. Taylor.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 357, Homer, Louisiana, 71040, or donor's choice.
Published by Shreveport Times from Jul. 21 to Jul. 24, 2021.