Fred L. McDowell, Jr. "Boom Boom", 78, of Kansas City North passed away of cancer on Monday, October 17, 2005. Private graveside services Thursday, October 20 at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Visitation 6-7 p.m. with services following, Wednesday, October 19 at Northgate Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to either Civil Air Patrol #23129 or Northgate Baptist Church, on Vivian Road. Born September 4, 1927, in Dallas, TX, Fred was the first child of Fred and Fannie McDowell. He served in the United States Airforce then went to work for American Airlines, and later retired from Frontier Airlines. He was a member of the Lions Club, Civil Air Patrol and he was on the board of the Platte County Senior Citizens. Fred was an avid fisherman and loved the Royals and Chiefs. He could make you laugh for hours with his charm and humor. He was the best father and grandfather we could have asked for, and he will be deeply missed. We were lucky to have shared so many wonderful years with you Paw Paw. In addition to his wife Royann, of the home, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Steve Hawkins of Lenexa, Kansas and son Lee McDowell of Denton, Texas; grandchildren Monte and Katrina Hawkins, Washington, D.C., and Brooke and TJ Wurdack, Overland Park, Kansas. He is survived by brother Roy McDowell, and sisters Joyce Sloan and Fay Crannel.
Published in the Kansas City Star on 10/19/2005.
Captain, U.S. Air Force, Korea; Loved by all
Cpt, US Air Force / Korea
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