Raymond Gerald Dowdle, age 79, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, September 25, in local assisted living.
He was born April 9, 1940, in Lockesburg. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired after serving twenty-one years, including seven tours in Vietnam. He then worked at and retired from Red River Army Depot where he was an electrician.
Survivors include one daughter, Deeanna Cardell of Atlanta, Georgia; one son, David Dowdle of Austin, Texas; one sister, Barbara East of Southaven, Mississippi; the mother of his children, Marie Dowdle of Tyler, Texas ; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home.
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