Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Phenix City

3770 Highway 431 North, Phenix City, AL


David McDowell

May 19, 1934August 31, 2019

David McDowell, age 85, resident of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled at Lakewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby, Phenix City on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12 p.m., with Reverend Wayne Ivey officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, September 2, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Lakeview Memory Gardens. Mr. McDowell, son of the late O.Z. McDowell and Betty Lucille Bryant, was born May 19, 1934 in Columbus. He was retired from Swift Textiles where he faithfully worked for over 43 years. Mr. McDowell was a Baptist by faith, loved to golf, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. He was a man who lived life to the fullest, had a strong work ethic, always a giver to others, but most of all loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Other than his parents, Mr. McDowell was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Harrelson and Anita Rhodes. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, JoAnne McDowell of Phenix City, Alabama; two daughters, Lisa McDowell Allen and her husband Dale of Phenix City and Sheila Tate and her husband Joe of Midland, Georgia; two sons, Mike Martin and his fiance' Gaby Orozco of Phenix City, Alabama and Wayne Martin and his wife Claudia of Cataula, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Jeffry Martin, Heather Robb, Misty Kelley, Josh Rovig, Lindsey Woodall, Kyle Rovig, and A.J. Allen; seven great-grandchildren, Alex Jamieson, Hailey Martin, Andee Jamieson, Railee Rovig, Kennedy Woodall, Andi Rovig, and Zayne Woodall; many other relatives and friends.


  • O.Z. McDowell, Father (deceased)
  • Betty Lucille McDowell, Mother (deceased)
  • Edna Harrelson, Sister (deceased)
  • Anita Rhodes, Sister (deceased)
  • JoAnne McDowell, Wife
  • Lisa (Dale) Allen, Daughter
  • Sheila (Joe) Tate, Daughter
  • Mike (Fiance-Gaby Orozco) Martin, Son
  • Wayne (Claudia) Martin, Son
  • Jeffry Martin, Grandchild
  • Heather Robb, Grandchild
  • Misty Kelley, Grandchild
  • Josh Rovig, Grandchild
  • Lindsey Woodall, Grandchild
  • Kyle Rovig, Grandchild
  • A. J. Allen, Grandchild
  • Alex Jamieson, Great Grandchild
  • Hailey Martin, Great Grandchild
  • Andee Jamieson, Great Grandchild
  • Railee Rovig, Great Grandchild
  • Kennedy Woodall, Great Grandchild
  • Andi Rovig, Great Grandchild
  • Zayne Woodall, Great Grandchild


  • Visitation Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019


David McDowell

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Fonnie Williams

September 2, 2019

Kyle And Madison Rovig
Thinking of you and family .
I pray God will mend your broken hearts.
I love you all I remember how proud you were he and your grandmother got to be at your wedding cherish that memory!🙏

Jimmy and Kristi Boyd

September 2, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Debbie Poole

September 2, 2019

Wayne, I'm so sorry of hearing about your Pop's passing. Our little friendship/medical group of 4 could surpass no other as we all shared many personal things for over 25-30 years and was always there for each other. Sharing our memories and love were wonderful and they will never end. Pop is still watching over you and you know how to reach us all if you need to talk or get a hug. Love you my friend forever. Deb

Debbie Duewall

September 1, 2019

Lisa, Dale, and AJ— prayers for strength, comfort and peace. Thanksgiving prayers for your dad’s life and his witness to others. Blessings of love and hope in the coming days. And prayers that with time the wonderful memories you hold in your heart will bring you smiles and joy. Sending you hugs and love. ~Debbie

Tj McCullough

September 1, 2019

One of the greatest men I have been blessed to know. Love you always granddaddy.

Angie Tatum DeNamur

September 1, 2019

Sheila, so sorry to hear! You and your family will be in my prayers. Remember him at the little league games when Kyle and Jake played at Peach.