David Price McDowell, 82, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
He was born November 25, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, son of Chester Lloyd and Virginia "Ruth" Short McDowell. He and Donna Fay Wendel were married at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson on November 13, 1960.
David attended grade school at Fruitland Elementary and was a 1959 graduate of Jackson High School. He served in the Jackson National Guard from 1959 to 1962. David was recognized as a residential contractor and developed eight subdivisions in the Fruitland area. During his childhood to young adulthood, he attended Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Fruitland, transferring to Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson after he and Donna were united in marriage.
Loving survivors include his wife of 62 years, a sister, Martha Swick Clark of Imperial, Mo., two brothers-in-law, David Cheek of Meza, Az., and Jerry Wendel of Sedgewickville, Mo, three nieces, three nephews, several great nieces and nephews, and his favorite girl "Sweetie".
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Nancy Cheek, and two brothers-in-law, Bill Swick and Wayne Clark.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Fruitland with Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating.
Inurnment will be at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Cemetery in Fruitland.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Cemetery and to Southeast Missouri Pets in Cape Girardeau.
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Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Fruitland, MO)
474 Duskin Lane, Jackson MO 63755
Southeast Missouri Pets formerly Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
2536 Boutin Drive, Cape Girardeau MO 63701