Richard "Ricky" Lynn McDowell

Monday, April 13, 2015

Richard "Ricky" Lynn McDowell, 59, of Marmaduke, passed from this life on Sunday April 12, 2015, at his residence. He was born on November 13, 1955, in Gideon, Mo., to the late Gerald and Geraldine (Rutledge) McDowell. Ricky enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren at the farm. He was a member of the Ramer's Chapel United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the cemetery board. He worked 37 years for LA Darling Store Fixtures in Paragould and served as Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 30 in Marmaduke.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Phil McDowell

Ricky is survived by his loving wife, Becky (Smith) McDowell of the home; two sons, Shannon and Wendy McDowell of Paragould and Shawn and Katy McDowell of Paragould; one brother, Tony and Vicki McDowell of Marmaduke; two grandchildren, Lucy and John Richard "Jack" McDowell; one sister-in-law and husband, Lisa and Marc Siebert of Lafe; a nephew, Nick and Connie McDowell of Marmaduke, a niece, Tonya and Dale Drope of Marmaduke, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday April 14, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Marmaduke. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday April 15, in the Irby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark Trout officiating. Burial will follow at Ramer's Chapel Cemetery in Marmaduke.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Ramer's Chapel Cemetery Fund.

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