BUSH — John McDowell, 85, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Herrin Hospital.
John was born March 5, 1932, in Royalton, the son of William Henry and Nora Lee (Reed) McDowell.
He married Carol (Brown) in 1971. They have shared over 46 years of marriage.
He is survived by his wife, Carol McDowell of Bush; children, John and Maria McDowell of Carterville, Richard McDowell of Carterville, Candy and Joe Coulter of Hurst; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William Henry McDowell.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday Oct. 13, with Pastor Greg Parker Officiating. Interment will be at Blairsville Cemetery with Military rites. Visitation will be prior, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Hurst, Illinois.