It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Joseph Coleman McDowell, III, age 28, of Houston, Texas. Joe was called to join our Lord on Wednesday, the 7th day of October 2020 after he physically and mentally fought over the past nine months in the hospital. He was born on the 30th day of October 1991, in Dallas, Texas, to parents Joseph Coleman McDowell, Jr. and Mary Patricia McDowell.
Joe was a 2010 graduate of Flower Mound High School. He enjoyed baseball, guitars and working out in his spare time. Joe had a unique passion for life and loved others unconditionally. He was a Christian and member of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church. Joe left this world too soon, but we will be reunited with him one day on the golden streets of Heaven.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, J.C. and Jan McDowell and Al and Marie Lynch.
Joe is survived by his fiancé, Megahn Powell; father, Cole McDowell and wife Jamie of Houston; mother, Mary Pat Sadlowski of Carrollton; sisters, Sarah Van Vuren and husband Taylor of Azle, Rebecca McDowell of Austin; beloved dogs, Bailey and Oakley; and other family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service for Joe McDowell is to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon, on Saturday, the 17th day of October 2020 in the Rhone Memorial Chapel officiated by Dr. John Allen. Interment will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery.
For those unable to attend the service, a live stream will be accessible through Rhone Funeral Home’s Facebook Page.
Friends and family are invited to a viewing and visitation prior to the service beginning at half past twelve in the afternoon until one o’clock in the afternoon, on Saturday. (Kindly note that for the protection of all who visit our funeral home, current protocols and guidelines are in place where masks and social distancing are required.)
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Cole McDowell, Justin Reed, Taylor Van Vuren, Lance Gallo, Jeremy Gallo, Wes Winfrey and Billy Jack Wright. Tor Matthews will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The family would like to express how grateful they are to the staff at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center for the excellent care given to Joe during his stay in the hospital.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Joe McDowell’s memory can be directed towards Memorial Hermann for ECMO research at the Center for Advanced Heart Failure; online at www.memorialhermann.org/donate; by mail to 929 Gessner, Suite 2650, Houston, Texas 77024; or by phone at 713-242-4400.
Services for Joseph Coleman McDowell, III are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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Memorial Hermann for ECMO
929 Gessner, Suite 2650, Houston TX 77024