David M. Dowdell

Left to Right:  Christopher W. Dowdell and his father David M. Dowdell

David Dowdell Memorial

Left to Right:  William (Mac) MacDonald, Dana Hutchison and Jack Smith rendered
a final hand salute to David Dowdell, with his wife Bev and children surrounding us.

In Memory of:

David M. Dowdell
September 7, 1948 - March 2, 2016

Visitation:  Wednesday, March 9th from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m

Service:  Thursday, March 10th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church


David M. Dowdell, age 67, of Columbus, Ohio.

Surrounded by his loving family and friends, along with his faithful dogs Jake and Winnie, David M. Dowdell passed on to heaven at 8:40 pm on March 2nd after a courageous 3 year battle with renal cell cancer.

Mr. Dowdell is survived in death by his wife of 46 years Beverly and three children

1.  Susan (Matthew) Johnson
2.  Christopher (Kristin) Dowdell
3.  Jonathan (Amy) Dowdell.

Mr. Dowdell also leaves behind six grandchildren:

1.  Brett (Kendra) Barrowman
2.  Justin Barrowman
3.  Jordan Dowdell
4.  Allyson Johnson
5.  Emma Johnson
6.  Erica Hilton

Along with three great-grandchildren:

1.  Bradley Barrowman
2.  Connor Barrowman
3.  Taylor Anne Barrowman

Brother:  Terry L. Dowdell

Two loving and faithful dogs:  Jake and Winnie

Born in nearby Dayton, to parents George A. Dowdell and Marcia A. (Blakely) Dowdell, the family moved to Columbus while he was a young child.

David was a 1966 graduate of DeSales High School.

After high school he volunteered to serve in the military.

David was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving his country overseas from 1967 - 1968, where he earned several medals, including becoming a
Purple Heart recipient.

After returning home he attended Ohio State University.

He then worked for The Consolidated Rail Company as a police officer before moving on to become an Ohio State University police officer, where he became Officer of the Year in 1984.

After retirement, David spent many years owning and running a Bed and Breakfast with his wife, Beverly, before the two of them moved to Vermont to escape city life.

As the cancer returned, the two of them returned to Columbus, to be with family and friends.

David was very strong in his faith for all of his life and accepted Jesus Christ, as his Lord and Savior.

In David's memory, contributions and donations can be made to Honor Flight Columbus:  www.honorflightcolumbus.org

Friends may call at:

Moreland Funeral Home
55 E. Schrock Road
Westerville, Ohio

Wednesday, March 9th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at:

St. Peter's Church
6899 Smoky Road
Columbus, OH

Thursday, March 10th at 10:30 a.m.

Fr. Nick Ventura, celebrant.