Clarence Arthur Dowell Jr. “Butchie,” 59, of Elkin departed this life on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at his home. Clarence was born on February 20, 1953 in Elkin to the late Clarence and Lala Dowell. He graduated from East Wilkes High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines, where he served for 3 years. Clarence received his B.S. in Business from Jones College in Jacksonville, FL. He was employed as an insurance adjuster for All State Insurance and later at Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport, Connecticut as an IT Specialist and Director of Purchasing and Procurement.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother in law, Rev. Robert B. Gray III. He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Pearl M. Dowell, Statesville, Karen D. Gray, Ronda, James Dowell (Dorothy), Ronda, and Eddie Dowell (Phyllis), Ronda; one uncle Charles Martin, Portsmouth, Va; five nieces and nephews, Lakeisha (Chad) Mann, Boonville, Chris Dowell, Statesville, Whitney (Scott) Singer, Jonesville, Jennifer Dowell, Ronda and Bobby Gray, Ronda; and three great nieces and nephews, La’Bren, Gabe, and Lala and several cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 3:00. The family will receive friends for 30 minutes prior to the service. A military burial will take place at sea.
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Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Dowell Family.