Harry & Bryant Company

500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC


John McDowell VII

July 15, 1950January 26, 2020

Charlotte - John was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 26, 2020, surrounded by family and love.

Born and raised in Charlotte, John was the son of John and Betty McDowell. He grew up on the family farm in Steele Creek. He loved God, family, hard work and farming. He loved to be outside and busy.

John was a member of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church for 69 years. He was a Deacon and Sunday school teacher. He Chaired and served on the Building and Grounds and Cemetery Committee. In 2019, John and his wife joined a new church family at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Clover, SC.

He was married for 37 years. They were blessed with two wonderful daughters. John was a loving, fun father and role model. He loved his family. John instilled the importance of God and faith to them. He was a good friend to many. You could always count on him for help. He owned and operated McDowell Landscaping for 38 years.

John leaves behind his wife, Debbie; two daughters, Megan and husband Mac Winget and Abby and husband Thomas Chidester; son, John McDowell and wife Julie; six precious grandchildren, Mary, Ella, Wyatt, Thomas, Jaycee and John Paul; his much loved brother, Robby and wife Robin McDowell; and other loved family members.

His service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2445 Highway 557, Clover, SC 29710. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00-1:45 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him."


  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 1, 2020


John McDowell VII

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Jenny Harbin

February 1, 2020

Olympic High School 67 through 71.

Our deepest condolences to your family. Johnny Mac graduated with my class of 68. Blessings to you and your wonderful family. I am trying to get the word out to our class.

Jeff Cochrane

January 31, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. I will greatly miss my friend. If I had any questions about a tractor a hay baler or a backhoe he could answer them. I know Johnny Mac for 15 years. Enjoy hunting ,and working on Food plots with him. He will be missed deeply.

Kent Ashton

January 29, 2020

Sorry to hear of “Johnny Mac’s” passing. I grew up on land once owned by his historic family and knew him as a boy. I watched with sadness as the last McDowell home on York Road was razed. Best wishes to the McDowell family.

Rusty Hicks

January 28, 2020

Johnny Mac was someone I admired the entire time I knew him. He was very much the type of man that I wanted to be. He worked so hard for his wife and Children. He put God first and he cared about others. He helped people every chance he could. He loved this country and he loved his place on this earth! He loved Debbie so deeply! He adored his girls and their children and husbands. He will be greatly missed by so many, me included! Go rest high on that mountain and hope your playing in the dirt somewhere in heaven!