He was born March 6, 1935, in Brazil, as the son of John "Jack" and Charlotte Dowell.
He worked in area clay plants, including American Virtified and also at Ringo Sawmill.
He enjoyed sports and was a strong fan of the Chicago Bears' football team.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by children Jennifer Penni, Rex Dowell and Allison Dowell, and adopted son Larry Stultz and his wife Charlotia, six grandchildren and special friend Stella Bennett.
Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide funeral services.
Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at Calcutta Cemetery, with visitation at the cemetery from 10:30 a.m., until time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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