Henry (Butch) Lynn McDowell

February 15, 1946June 8, 2018

Henry (Butch) Lynn McDowell, 72, of ElDorado transitioned from this earthly life on Friday June, 8, 2018 at LifeTouch John R. Williamson Hospice House.

Henry was born on February 15, 1946 to the late Nolan C. McDowell and Mattie Dumas McDowell. He was a member of Northwest Baptist Church. Henry was known by several names, papaw by his beloved grandchildren, daddy by his children and Hop-along by his trucking community. His greatest passions in life were trucking and his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Penny Jane McDowell, a brother Rocky McDowell and three sisters Elaine Lowery, Linda Bridges and Beverly McDowell.

He is survived by his four daughters Kandy Smith and Nina Hawkins of El Dorado, Elizabeth Perez of Fordyce and Monica Pitts of Hampton, two brothers Wayne McDowell of El Dorado and Barry McDowell of Strong along with 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Henry’s life will be held at Northwest Baptist Church on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00 am. Brother Wesley Miller and Brother Sye Duke will officiate. Cremation service provided by Young's Funeral Directors.

Memorials to help with final expenses can be given to a family member.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 25, 2018

Henry (Butch) Lynn McDowell

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