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Ronald Bernard Dowell

Ronald Bernard Dowell

Ronald Bernard Dowell, age 83, of Crockett passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 in the Conroe Regional Hospital.  Ronald was born January 8, 1936 in Mineola to parents, James Morris Dowell and Anna Mozelle Steele Dowell.  Ronald attended Tyler High School, where he was a member of the All-City Basketball team. He then attended Baylor University where he lettered in basketball and was an active member of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce. After graduating from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Ronald owned and operated Davy Crockett Drug for 45 years, spending many hours serving the people of Crockett and Houston County. He was known for his willingness to help and educate the community on medicine.  Ronald was a member of the Baylor Lettermen’s Association, Crockett Merchant’s Little League Board, and the First Baptist Church. He also served on the Crockett Water Board for 23 years and was a member of the Crockett Rotary Club for over 50 years. Later in life, he spent time with his late wife, Pat, volunteering at the hospital gift shop. Known as an avid golfer and fierce domino competitor, he was considered a true friend to many.

Ronald is survived by his children, Mike Dowell and wife, Angel of Huntsville, Rhonda Flasowski and husband, Randy of College Station, Leanna Hartgrove and husband, Richard of San Angelo, Jim Dowell and wife, Lori of Crockett; grandchildren, Wade and Holly Flasowski of Nacogdoches, Lindsey and Georges Naufal of College Station, Abbey Hartgrove of Houston, Ashley Hartgrove of San Antonio, Zach Dowell of Crockett, Brian Dowell of Huntsville, Lexi Dowell of New York City, NY, Jonathan Dowell of Spring, Tyler Dowell of Crockett, Forrest and Katy Reedy of Huntsville, Sawyer Reedy of Huntsville; great-grandchildren, Avery, Bowen and Hadley Flasowski of Nacogdoches; Elias and Hana Naufal of College Station, Brooklyn Reedy of Huntsville; sisters, Adrienne Green-Katien of New Orleans, LA, Jan Liedtke and husband, Ronnie of Murchison; brothers, Brian Dowell of Palestine, Steve Dowell and wife, Lynne of Tyler; sister-in-law, Jean Dowell of Houston; sister-in-law Barbara Brown and husband, Jimmy of Corpus Christi, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Patsy Dowell; mother, Anna Mozelle Steele Dowell; father and step-mother, James Morris and Mildred Dowell; brother, Larry Dowell; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Minnie and Bob Clarke.

Funeral services for Ronald Bernard Dowell will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crockett Rotary Club Scholarship Fund.

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  1. Rhonda I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a Wonderful Man. Prayers for You and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Zach we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are being sent to you and your family. I know you will miss him dearly, but remember he will always be in your heart and memories

  3. Mr. Dowell was my first pharmacist when I first moved to Crockett, Texas in 1991. He helped me with my medicine, and tell me how to take it without an overdose. I’ll be here tomorrow to pay my respects to the Dowell family.

  4. This sweet soul will surely be missed by all those that knew him. He had the kindest heart and he didn’t meet a stranger and he treated folks all the same, with love and respect. Prayers for his family.

  5. So sorry for the families loss. Fond memories of him behind the counter of DCD.
    He was always there and a very nice man.

  6. So sorry to hear this Mr. Dowell
    was a good man two of my children worked at the pharmacy rest in peace and my condolences to his wife and the entire Dowell family

  7. So sorry to learn of Ronald’s passing. I came to live in this neighborhood when I was just 23. . I have watched all the children grow up. Ronald and Pat were the greatest example of family and community. Ronald was the kindest and most thoughtful man. If my kids were ill, he would bring their medicine right to my home when he came for lunch. He was very thorough and so smart. He would always try to help you get exactly what was best for you or for your family.Although I haven’t gotten to spend much time with him in these last years, it was always a comfort to know he was close by. I will miss his presence. To all his wonderful family, you re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love from
    Bonnie Deckard

  8. Such a wonderful,kind man. He was our pharmacist forever. He taught me so much as our consultant at the nursing home. I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. Mike, Rhonda, Leanna & Jim … I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the love and support of family and friends bring you comfort in the days ahead and the memories you share will last a lifetime.

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