Gregory Jennings Dowell

December 22, 1959February 1, 2019

DOWELL Gregory Jennings, age 59 of Dayton, passed away at Lakeside Manor on Friday, February 1, 2019. He was born December 22, 1959 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky to Martha and Orville Dowell. Gregory was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He found great joy in fishing and playing the lottery, but especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Gregory was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his 4 children, Phillip Slaven, Deanita (Joshua Sr.) Moore, Susannah Dowell (Dennis Campbell Jr.) and Roger Dowell; 4 siblings, James (Jill) Dowell, Susan (James) Gilliland, Steven Dowell and Kenneth (Theresa) Dowell; 15 grandchildren; and many other family members and loved ones. A Gathering of Family & Friends will be from 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM Friday, February 8, 2019 at Burcham Tobias Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St. Fairborn, Ohio. A Celebration of Gregory’s Life will follow at 6:30 PM at the funeral home with Joshua R. Moore Sr. officiating. Condolences may be expressed at


  • Gathering of Family & Friends Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 8, 2019

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Deanita Moore

February 8, 2019

I know we weren't always the closest, and I am sorry for that. Nothing I do can fix the past or heal the hurt. We have soooo many great and not so great memories but the good outweighs the bad. Daddy I'll miss our fishing trips, Kings Island and your cooking. You always had a great sense of humor and loved to make others laugh. Hope your up in Heaven playing with your grandbabies that were to precious for Earth. Tell Mamaw and Papaw we said hello. I love you miss u daily! Never forgotten.

Donna Paul

February 8, 2019

It is very hard to put into words a goodbye. A lot of memories of our childhood have been going through my mind the last few days. I always loved visiting with Susie in the summer for a few days. I didn’t have any brothers and you boys more than made up for that. You would do your best to aggravate us. I can still see that smile on your face when you succeeded. I wouldn’t take anything for those times. I’m so glad we reconnected in the last few years. I got to know the grown up man. I know Uncle Sly and Mom would be happy we got to know each other. One thing I know for sure, fishing and grandkids were your joy in life. Your eyes would light up when you talked about your family. I am sure you were welcomed to heaven by Uncle Sly, Aunt Martha, Mom, Uncle Roy and Aunt Clara. Rest well my cousin. You will be greatly missed.

Penny Nelson

February 8, 2019

Gregg, thank you for giving me 3 kids and a bonus kid you raised .you're going to be missed never replaced but I will be the kids strength and try to cook over the holidays if I can get the potatoes down pat lol fly high and enjoy your new body ..they know you're watching over them and the babies and soon the pain for them will cease but the memory of you will never go away they're strong we made them that way they'll progress in life and make you proud

Donna Morrow

February 8, 2019

Phillip, Susannah, Roger, and Deanita this ordeal that you are going through is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do. But with God's help and time broken hearts do heal. Gregg was a very nice guy who loved all his grandchildren, his children and their spouses. I think he lived for those grandkids! They were blessed to have had time with him building wonderful memories.

I'm glad that I got to meet Gregg and have him in my life. I know this is so very hard. I wish I could ease you through it and help you heal. Just know that you will see him someday and all will be well

Emmy Moore

February 7, 2019

Pops you were a great man. We loved to fish and cook , we even loved to just sit down and have a good conversation and listen to good old country music the grandbabies hated the music but we loved it . We always had a good bond and in those last 3 weeks we grew closer it hurts to see you gone but i know you're able to breathe now. I love you 💖

Phillip Slaven

February 6, 2019

I remember when we all was really little and had the apartment on gerlaugh we would always go to the dollar store pick out a toy, then go eat at the ice cream shop that ain't there no more, because " Ice Cream truck is too damn expensive" he would say, damn i miss you dad i wish i woulda realized sooner how much you valued me as your child, but i saw you look at me and i know that tear was meant for us all.....this is killing me im sorry i just wanted to share I love you Gregg you the one dad i never realized i still had.

Beverly Moore

February 6, 2019

I have only known you a short time but I know you had a big heart especially when it came to grandbabies, and your children and they loved you so much , you were a kind and very caring man , I’m glad I got to meet you and was glad to see you , just keep your arms around your family , they love and miss you so much , and they are anxious for seeing you again , Fly high sir soar with Eagles 🦅

Josh Moore

February 6, 2019

Fathers day weekend 2018 we had planned our fishing trip with everyone we went to the lake u was the first one to catch a fish within 5 mins of us being there before i cpuld even get my poles setup. One fish after another with your strawberry chicken u made before we went we had a time of our lives with everyone there it was fun u had to leave but me dennis and roger stayed and fished on we brought back probably the most fish we have ever caught in a long time. Ill never forget that day im gonna miss u buddy ill teach jesse all i can and the new one on the way all about fishing. Please watch over us and u better save some fish for me for when i get there its catch and release untill i get there. I was honored to be your son in law. Love u buddy catch a big one for us. Until we meet again. Love Josh

Destanee Lowe

February 6, 2019

Uncle Gregg,
I’m hurt that I didn’t get to say my Goodbyes. But. You’ll always be one of my favorite people to talk to. You always listened to me as if I was an adult even from a young age. I’ll miss seeing your bright smile and listening to your smart a** remarks. Say “Hi” to Mamaw and Papaw for me. I’ll love n miss you forever. ♥️ Watch over us closely now.

Tim Bobbie

February 6, 2019

I'll always remember Greg and his way that he went out of his way to help his family and extended family. He wanted to help save me money by doing minor work on my car, mowing and trimming my yard and just being a good friend to me. Greg often talk about hitting the lottery so he could take care of those he cared about, namely his family. I will truly miss my friend and hope that where ever he is, he's wetting a line and pulling in the big one!!!! R.I.P