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Roy Lee McDowell
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“We at Dr.Suns office are greatly saddened by his passing we will always remember Mr. McDowell's warm friendly smile every time we saw him in our...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Michelle Colonnese - Charleston, SC

“Pam, I just learned of your Dad's passing, I am so sorry, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Karen Tucker McGee ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear about Roy.....When we live in the neighborhood , he was a good person to know....remembering when Tara & Ricky used to play together...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Hazel Doniphan - Summerville, SC

“Dear Gail, You and Roy have always been the best neighbors. I will miss seeing him lovingly work with you in your yard almost daily. He will be...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Gail, Pam and Tara, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your family has always been a special one. I always enjoyed seeing Roy come...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Susie Cochran - Folly Beach, SC

“Prayers for family and friends during this time ; Mr Roy had a wonderful sense of humor, was a loving husband and father ; it was a pleasure to have...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Melody Barwick - Scranton, SC

“Gail Pam and Tara We just wanted to say how very sorry to hear about Roy Lee He was (and still is) loved by so many I know how hard the next...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanette and Sam Pierce - SC

8 of 14 | Posted by: BERNIE AND NANCY MILLER - SC

“Pam, I am so sorry to hear about your Dads passing. I am here for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength through this...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Ranae Benton

“Sister Gail, Tara, Pam and families,We were so sad to hear of Brother Roy's passing. Though it has been years since we have been back to St. Andrews...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy to all for your loss. Penny and Kenny Linder ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Gail,Pam,Tara, may the love of our living God wrap you in his comfort during this time of grief. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Peggy Lou Mixson - Hilliard, FL

“Aunt Gail, Pam and Tara,We were so sorry to here about Uncle Roy's passing. He was a wonderful person and the best uncle you could have. Pat and I...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Terry Heuer - Charleston, SC

“Gail and Family,We were saddened by the news of Roy passing And we will miss him greatly at church. You will be in our thought and prayers. ...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Michael, Sherry and Donna Somers - SC

Roy Lee McDowell, 78, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Gail Tucker McDowell entered into eternal rest Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 16, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. His Funeral Service will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

Roy was born August 4, 1939 in Conway, SC, son of the late Woodrow McDowell and Ethel Barnhill McDowell. He was a retired maintenance mechanic from Bayer Chemical Plant. Roy was a member of St. Andrews Family Worship Church.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gail McDowell of Charleston, SC, two daughters, Tara Summersett (Nelson) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Pam Willson (Gary) of Charleston, SC; three grandchildren, Dean Willson, Dylan Summersett and Ashlyn Summersett; three brothers, Larry McDowell of Greensboro, NC, Jerry McDowell of Goose Creek, SC, Ronny McDowell of Cottageville, SC; three sisters, Linda Cannon of Goose Creek, SC, Eunice Easterling of Goose Creek, SC, Martha Davis of Cottageville, SC. He is preceded in death by his sister, Opal Jones.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. Andrews Worship Church.

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