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Ronnie F. McDowell

April 1, 1938 ~ April 2, 2020 (age 82)


Ronnie F. McDowell, 82, passed away Thursday April 2, 2020 at Golden Living Center.

Born April 1, 1938, in Providence, Kentucky he was the son of the late Chester and Clara Mae Hill McDowell. At the age of 8 he moved to Spencer County, Indiana. He married Lena Murphy in 2006.

He retired from the Army National Guard as a Captain and was a union carpenter.

He owned and operated McDowell Fence Company.

In his younger days, Ronnie played music every weekend for wedding receptions in the afternoon and dances at night for years. Later he volunteered to play music for both Oakwood and Golden Living nursing homes and played in churches for special music Sunday.

Ronnie and Lena enjoyed line dancing and ballroom dancing.

Surviving him is wife, Lena and his great niece Olivia Northerner who he enjoyed spending time with..

Due to current state mandates, services will be private with burial in Grandview Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Tell City United Methodist Church.

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