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Obituary: Tommy Dowell, 79, Taylor Co., KY

He was a member of a highly regarded Taylor County family and was a resident, for several years, of Columbia, KY. He was a graduate of Campbellsville High School. He served in the Campbellsville Army National Guard, and served in Korea in 1951-52. He was a member of the Kelleyville Community Church at Coburg, where funeral services will be held. He will be buried in the Columbia Cemetery
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Tommy Dowell, 79, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 1:30amET, Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Campbellsville. Age: 79

The funeral service will be at 2pmET/1pmCT, Sunday, November 7, 2010 at theKelleyville Community Church, 139 Kellyville RD, Coburg, KY. by Bro. Stanley Watson and Bro. Jeff Newton. Burial will be in the Columbia City Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 5pmET/4pmCT, Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home and after 11amET/10amCT at the Kelleyville Community Community Church.

Pallbearers: Barry Antle, Steve Antle, Jimmy Dowell, Robert Dowell, Jeff Newton, and John Wethington.

Honorary pallbearers: Harvey Ayres, Norman Christie, John Deener, Robert Flowers, Lanny Harden, David Martin, Bill Newcomb, and Jimmy Woolridge.

Tommy Dowell, Taylor Co., KY (1931-2010)

Tommy Dowell, the son of the late H. E. Dowell and Emma Speer Dowell, was born Wednesday, July 8, 1931 in Taylor Co., KY. He died Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, at the age of 79 years, 3 months, and 27 days.

He was a graduate of Campbellsville High School Class of 1949.

He served in the Campbellsville 623rd Field Artillery Battalion of the Kentucky National Guard in Campbellsville, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Korea in 1951-1952.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served his country honorably in the United States Army.

He was a retired professional tobacco auctioneer for many years; a successful farmer, real estate broker/auctioneer and businessman.

He was a member of the Honorable Order Of Kentucky Colonels.

He united in marriage to Sue Smythe of Columbia, KY, November 11, 1959.

Besides his wife, Sue Dowell of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by the following:
  • One son and one daughter: Tom Dowell of Campbellsville, KY; and Debbie Richdale and husband, Brad of Laguna Beach, CA

  • Three grandchildren: Thomas Andrew Richdale of New York City, Derek Richdale of Point Loma, CA and Rachael Dowell of Bowling Green, KY

  • A sister and brother-in-law, Emilie and Veachel Antle of Campbellsville

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Ernest Lee Dowell and James "Chunky" Dowell.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

This story was posted on 2010-11-05 18:02:07
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Remembering Tommy Dowell, Taylor Co., KY

2010-11-05 - Photo from Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. Campbellsville, KY
Tommy Dowell, Taylor Co., KY (1931-2010)

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