Gary N. Dowling, 75, Mission, TX

Published 06/10 2014 09:15AM

Updated 06/10 2014 09:17AM

Gary N. Dowling, 75, of Mission, TX, and formerly of the Maryville and Skidmore, MO, area, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014, at his home in Mission, where he had lived the past several years.

Gary was born near Maryville, MO, on May 1, 1939, to Eugene and Mildred (Ulmer) Dowling. They preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his sister, Ronda Salsbury; son in law, Carey Barr; grandson, Rob Lowrance; and sister in law, Barb Dowling.

Gary farmed west of Maryville most all his life. After selling his farm, he worked at Energizer in Maryville, MO, for several years. He was a member and enjoyed his friends at the Maryville Elks Lodge #760, he was a member of the Town and Country Saddle Club at Skidmore, MO. He was also a former mason with the Skidmore Masonic Lodge #511, Skidmore, MO. He was of the Christian faith. Gary married Marilyn Lou Friend in 1959, they later divorced.

Survivors include his daughter, Sindy Barr (Kelly Culp), Graham, MO; 2 sisters, Jackie (Harold) Holaday, Barnard, MO, Mary Karen (Dave) Christensen, Savannah, MO, and 1 brother, Stephen Dowling, Mission, TX, brother in law, Roger Salsbury Guilford MO; 3 grandchildren, Megan (Eric) Redden, Stanberry, MO, Lauren Barr, Graham, MO, and Michael (Amanda) Barr, Willard, MO; 3 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Dowling’s body has been cremated under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville. Memorial services are planned for July and will be announced.

Memorials are suggested to the Maryville Elks Lodge #760, Maryville, MO.

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