Douglas F. McDowell Jr.

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Douglas was born July 13, 1966, the firstborn child of Douglas Sr. and Jacqueline McDowell, in Columbus, Ohio.

He leaves a massive hole in the hearts of his family and friends, who were entertained by his sense of humor, hilarious laughter, and advice. He truly was the life of the party and a Big Brother to all who knew him. He was a loving father to Lisa, Ryan, and Jaeson.

After graduating from Mifflin High school, he obtained his Bachelors of Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry University. He worked in Cyber Security for several years prior to getting sick.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie Mae and Howard Jenkin Sr.; Mother, Jacqueline McDowell; Brother, Marquis Jenkins; Aunt, Debra Jenkins; and Cousin Charles Jenkins.

Doug would often say, “Family is EVERYTHING” so, left to cherish his memory, Father, Douglas McDowell Sr.; Daughter, Lisa McDowell; Sons, Ryan (India) McDowell, Jaeson (Alaina) McDowell; Brother, Michael (Yvonda) McDowell Sr.; Sister, Dyann (Linda) McDowell; Aunt(s) Corrie, Evelyn Linda and Crystal; Uncle(s) Howard, Charles, and Jeff, Landers; Cousin(s) William, Mychana, Sebrinnah and Kamari; Nephew(s) Michael Jr., Christopher, and Tylar; Niece Mikaelyn; Great Nephew, Michael McDowell, III, and a host of relatives and friends.

Public Walkthrough 9:00am – 10:00am followed by Private Visitation 10:00am and Private Funeral 11:00am Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Evergreen Burial Park. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Tickets required for Private Services.

Condolence Messages

  1. Dyann, Mike and family I send my sincere condolences to you all on the passing of Doug. He and my brother were good friends and he will be missed. May God give your family strength and peace at this difficult time.

  2. Renauld Ray and family

    To the family of my friend and classmates Douglas McDowell, we offer our deepest heartfelt condolences. Definitely “gone to soon”. I am grateful our paths crossed again. Rest in heaven my friend

  3. My Condolences goes to the McDowell family. Praying for comfort and understanding through your time of bereavement. I Love ya’ll

  4. Doug and I were classmates at Mifflin (Class of 1984). I will always remember his laughter and know him as THE “Class Clown”!

    We had lost touch over the years, but thankfully,
    we were able to speak a couple of times before his passing.

    Rest In Peace, my old friend.

  5. Praying for the McDowell family..

  6. I am so very sorry for your loss. He was gone much too soon. May God comfort you and give you peace at this difficult time.

  7. T0 the Mcdowell family I wish my sincere condolences from both myself and the entire Ohio Bell family.

  8. Praying for peace and healing at this time.

  9. Jennifer L Anderson

    My heart and prayers go out to the McDowell family. Doug was a great man. Heaven gained an angel!

  10. On behalf of the Dudley family we extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  11. Sending my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Doug ‘ He wS a cool guy very hilarious. Sorry for your loss

  12. Sorry for your loss.

  13. I was a classmate of Doug’s Mifflin c/o 84. I first met Doug in our eighth grade, which was the first school year of busing to achieve racial desegregation. Who knew that we would be meeting lifelong friends to last through high school and college. Then we reconnected on social media twelve years ago. His humor was unique (everyone knows that). So was his friendship.

  14. To the McDowell family,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss
    . ‘Dougie’ was always so funny, sweet, and never met a stranger. I’m glad he and I reconnected via Facebook and ran into each other right before Covid. May you rest in peace, my friend.

  15. Decquelyn Owens

    To the McDowell family. Our Sincerest Condolences during this difficult time. Praying for Comfort and Strength.

    With Love,
    The Owens Family

  16. To the McDowell Family,

    I will keep you in my prayers as you travel this journey as a family. Doug was a gem, and he truly loved his family. I will miss my “Heavy D”.

  17. I am very sad and shocked at Doug’s passing. He was a very good person. He is on my list of some of my favorite students at Mifflin. I give my sympathy and prayers to the family.

  18. I am sending my condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the McDowell family, and praying for you all during your time of bereavement. Doug was always so nice to me, a Guardian Angel I didn’t realize I had. He made me laugh, he was kind and he will definitely be missed. Rest easy my friend.

  19. To the McDowell Family..Deepest sympathy and prayers for your loss. Doug had a heart of gold. We will definitely miss his smile and laugh. We love you all. The Peake Family

  20. Christina Crews McLemore

    Dyann and the McDowell family- my deepest condolences in the passing of Doug, my prayers to you Lady Dy and the family in this season of loss. “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal”

  21. Fred & Michelle January

    To the Family of Douglas McDowell,

    Our prayers go out to you for the loss of Doug. What a great guy me and my wife Michelle met through him. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

  22. Inez Toney and The Manuel Family Reunion Group

    My sincere sympathy to the McDowell family. You are in our prayers and we will miss that
    smile whenever we saw him.

  23. Ralph Smithers, Jr.

    Heartfelt condolences to the McDowell family. I first met Doug in 5th grade and graduated from high school with him. Thankful social media provided a platform for us to keep in touch in recent years. Doug was an unforgettable guy who I consider a legend! Rest in heaven my friend.

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