Pat McDowell, 87, of Dumas, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Dumas with Deacon Wayne Norrell, officiating. Interment will follow at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo. The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 7pm on Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas.
Pat was born on March 18, 1930, in Amarillo to Carl and Lucile McDowell of Sunray. Growing up, he worked on the family farm and ranch with his mother and father. He attended High School at Price College in Amarillo and graduated in 1947. He married Arline Baltzell on October 29, 1949. They made their home in Dumas where Pat was involved in the family farming and ranching operations in eastern Moore County until his death. Pat also had an active involvement and avid love for horses throughout his life.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Oscar and Emma McDowell; his parents: Carl and Lucile McDowell; and his wife: Arline.
Pat is survived by his children: Mike and Susan McDowell of Stinnett, Mary Lynn and Mike Garth of Dumas, and Dan and Kathy McDowell of Sunray; and his longtime companion, Marty Franks of Dumas; grandchildren: Jake McDowell and Roy Haire, Micah and Shannon Anderton, Toad and Sheryl Garth, Stacy and Mike Roberts, Cody and Ezzy McDowell, and Casey McDowell; his great-grandchildren: Berkli, Slate, Lashayla, and Savana Anderton, Jaycee, Jordan, and Judd Garth, Savanna Roberts and Zane Hamby, Devin Roberts, Nikki Roberts and Will Van Schalkwya, Emily and Ty McDowell, and Maggie and Colt McDowell; his great-great-grandchildren; Skeeter Cathy, Kaebren Roberts, and Mia Van Schalkwya; nieces: Portia Maloney and Patricia Braafladt. He is also survived by other family members and many dear friends.
The family suggests memorials be to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. Second St, Dumas, TX 79029 or to a favorite charity.
God has received an angel of a man ..... Mr. Pat has been a big part of my and my family's life from day one!!!!! He was a loving friend to my parents for their entire lives and played a big part in why I was named ......... PATTY !!! He will truly be missed here on Earth........ but we shall see each other again and have a big party in Heaven !!
Love you always,
Patty Mike and Don MeyerDumas, TX
I have such great memories of Pat! Hugs and prayers for Mike, Mary Lynn, Dan & all the family. Love to all of you!
Debby Toliver CotterArlington, TX
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pat's Family during this difficult time.
Paul & Sondra HoltDalhart, TX
Jake, I'm so sorry for the passing of your grandfather. He sounds like he was an amazing man. Prayers and blessings for you and your family.
Terry HollowayABilene, TX
Pat was one of a kind. He would call at 6am to 6:30 am and ask if I were cooking breakfast for him------he did this for many years. Love, prayers and peace for the family. Your friend, Patsy Kempson Kiser
patsy k kiserAmarillo, TX
We are going to miss Pat because he was just a good friend of ours for many years. When you were around him, you just liked him and he had a dry way of telling a pretty funny story. I guess you could say he was a true individual with great qualities. Im going to miss that. We who knew him will always have a lot of good memories of this good guy.
Our sincere sympathy to all of Pats family.
Our thoughts your way.
Dave and Claudia McMurryAmarillo, TX
I loved this man! Such precious memories. Thank you for sharing him with me.
PAT HEATHLUBBOCK, TX