Mr. Harold William McDowell of Hazlehurst died Oct. 12, 2023 at his residence.
Mr. McDowell was born Aug. 8, 1933, in Womack, Missouri.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Monroe McDowell and Clara Hawthorne McDowell, his wife of 58 years, Sarah Emily Smith McDowell, wife, Jean Wood McDowell, and son, James Ezra McDowell.
Mr. Mac was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
He had strong work ethics, and worked hard all of his life. He retired from 89 Camron Squadron Andrews Air Force Base in 1977. He then went to work at Waters Electrical for many years. His second love was Mt. Zion Baptist Church but his first love was Sarah Emily McDowell. He loved his family dearly especially the grandchildren and his fury companion, Lizzie.
He will be sadly missed by his family and church family.
Survivors include his son, Darrell McDowell of Hazlehurst; daughters, Glenda Knox of Hazlehurst and Lori (Max) Drury of Hazlehurst; daughter-in-law, Pam McDowell of Hazlehurst; brother, Eugene (Midge) McDowell of Missouri; grandchildren, Emily Kate Knox, Kyle Gordon (Amberly) Knox, Amanda Grace McDowell, Valerie Dawn (Josh) Stewart, Jessica McDowell (Chase) Brown, Zachary James (Wendy) McDowell, Justin Lee (Mandy) Washam, and Kara Leann (Joshua) Harrell; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were held Oct. 16 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Kevin Waters, Chad Brewer and the Rev. Glynn Stinson officiating.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
His grandsons, Zachary McDowell, Justin Washam, Kyle Knox, Logan Evans, Chase Brown, and Joshua Harrell served as active pallbearers.
All members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers.
Music was rendered by the church choir.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.