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Ronald Dean "Ron" McDowell
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  • Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
    109 Bee Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“So sorry for your loss! Ron will be missed dearly. Praying for comfort for your family! ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. Your family is in our thoughts and in our prayers. Mayor Minnie Newman and...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mayor and City Council of Hanahan - SC

“So very sorry to hear that he has passed. Saying prayers for all family members. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Bivens - Charleston, SC

“So sorry for your families lost . may god be with you in your time of sorrow.. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Donald and Tracy Lee - Hanahan, SC

“So sorry to hear this news :( Always a great neighbor. My deepest condolences ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Stephanie Futrell - Hanahan, SC

“I enjoyed meeting Hannah, Ally, and Ethan's great grandfather at family functions. Such a sweet man. Praying for comfort for his wife and family...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Burleson - Summerville, SC

“We will be with you in our thoughts and prayers. He was a nice man, and I know he will be greatly missed. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Liss Barrineau - hanahan, SC


Ronald "Ron" Dean McDowell, 83, of Hanahan, South Carolina, husband of Carolyn McDowell entered into eternal rest Tuesday, September 5, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., North Area Chapel,, 2119 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, at 11:30 a.m.. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, 7113 Rivers Ave, North Charleston. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. in Stuhr's North Area Chapel.

Ron was born May 15, 1934 in Leechburg, Pennsylvania, son of the late Elmer Dean McDowell and Marion Williams McDowell. He was a retired sale representative for Frito Lay, an Air Force veteran and a member of the Hanahan Exchange Club. Ron loved his family, friends, hunting and fishing and not necessarily in that order.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Carolyn, eight children, Ronnie McDowell (Cheryl), Susan Phillips (Carl), Beth Rousseau, Shawn McDowell (Nicole), Judy Andress (Bob), Sheila Hinson (Mike), David McClammy (DeAnn), Debi Carrier (Greg); niece, Terry McDowell; nephew, David McDowell; 24 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Ron was predeceased by his brother Gene McDowell.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401.