David Lane McDowell age 63 of Baxter, passed away in Miami, Florida on Sunday, May 2, 2021. He was born January 14, 1958 to his parents, the late Louie B. and Willa Mae Hayes McDowell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Louie McDowell, Jr and a sister, Patricia Clayborn. He was a Baptist and worked at Averitt for 25 years in Risk Management. David served on the DeKalb County Commission from 2010-2014. David leaves to cherish his memory, 1 daughter, Mary Kathryn "Katie" McDowell of Atlanta, GA; 2 sisters, Cheryl K. (David) Bower of Shelbyville, TN and Cathy L. (Ronnie) Gay of Fayetteville, TN; 10 nieces and nephews. The family is honoring David's request to be cremated and a Memorial Graveside Service will be held 3:PM Monday, May 10, 2021 at Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 12 Noon until 2:30 at which time Mr. McDowell's cremains will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. Due to Covid-19, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the DeKalb Animal Coalition, per David's wishes in memory of David. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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