|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1943|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 2010, USA|
Eufaula, OK-DOWLING, Jerry Lionel, 67, captain at Oklahoma State Penitentiary, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First Free Will Baptist Church, Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home.
Jerry Lionel Dowling, 67, of Eufaula, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at the Epic Medical Center. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the First Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Drake officiating. Burial will be at the Mellette Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory of Eufaula. Pallbearers include Bill Day, Wayne Hearod, Dewayne Nixon, Steve Leeper, Jeff Pendley and Tony Joe Watkins. Honorary pallbearers include Joe Day, Jimmy Montgomery, Grover Lee Burns, Nubbin Graham, Bobby Joe Laughlin, Bobby Joe Laughlin Jr., Bobby Weaver and Frederick Laughlin. Born Feb. 25, 1943, at Mellette, to Dollie Mae and Charley Dowling, he was the youngest of 10 children. He attended school at Mellette and graduated from Hanna High School in 1962. He moved to Eufaula after high school and drove a truck in Tulsa for awhile. He then joined the National Guard on Jan. 11, 1964, where he received a marksman medal. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 10, 1970. He went to work as a guard at the state prison in McAlester around 1970, advancing to captain before retiring after 30 years. He married Margaret Phelan in 1977. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had many lifelong friends, memories and stories to tell. Survivors include his son, Bucky Phelan, of Eufaula; his daughters, Tammy Isaac and David, of Eufaula, and Kelley Robertson and Roger, of Virginia Beach, Va.; his sisters, Aline Pound, of Del City, Jo Ann Rogers, of Fort Smith and Wanda Williams, of Victorville, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Zenas Dowling, Carl Dowling, Bill Dowling and Earl Dowling, and his sisters, Lucille Martin and Betty Sato.
(McAlester News Capital)
Charley R. Dowling (1890 - 1961)
Dollie M. McDaniel Dowling (1901 - 1978)
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Apr 23, 2010
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