OBITUARY

Johnny Albert McDowra

September 14, 1943May 24, 2018
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Johnny Albert McDowra, of Decatur, passed away on May 24, 2018. His visitation will be on Tuesday, May 29th from 12pm-2pm at Roselawn Funeral Home, followed by service at 2pm. Roger Jenkins will officiate. Johnny is survived by his wife Camellia Finchum McDowra, son John Thomas McDowra (Karen McDowra), daughter Sabra Ann Davis (Danny Davis), grandchildren Sloan Davis, John R. McDowra, Hayden Davis, Thomas McDowra, Reed McDowra, sister Margaret Davis (Charles Davis), and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, John Clark McDowra and Hazel Sellers McDowra. Johnny was born September 14, 1943 in Decatur, AL. He graduated from Decatur High School in 1961, and Athens State University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was a proud member of the Masonic Rising Sun Lodge #29. He was a devoted member of First Baptist Church Decatur. He helped established Helena Chemical Company, and retired from Castner Knott/Dillard’s department store. After retirement, he was a long-time baseball and softball umpire. Johnny and his wife Camellia were married for 55 years.

Pallbearers include John R. McDowra, Hayden Davis, Thomas McDowra, Reed McDowra, Tim Davis, Tom Davis, and Dr. Scott Pitts.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Neighborhood Christian Center in Decatur.

Roselawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Johnny Albert McDowra

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