John Wayne Dowell Sr.

John (Johnny) Wayne Dowell, Sr., 71, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away April 24, in Cheyenne at his home. 

He was born November 11, 1949 in Hunnewell, the son of Rube and Zelma Dowell.

He is survived by his wife Vinnie of 51 years, one brother Bobby Dowell (June) of Monroe City, one sister Helen Shaw of Monroe City, he is survived by three sons Rube Dowell (Karen) of Ruskin, Florida, John Dowell, JR (Ruth) of Cheyenne, Wyoming, James (J.R.) Dowell of Columbia, Missouri, one daughter Linda Fitzwater (Larry) of Norborne, Missouri and also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Rube and Zelma Dowell, one brother Davey Dowell and one sister Patsy Stewart.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Garner Funeral Chapel, Monroe City. Burial will follow at the St. Jude Cemetery, Monroe City.  Visitation will be held 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City, Missouri.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri.  Online condolences can be made at

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