James McDowell
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James McDowell
  • October 25, 1932 - October 29, 2015
  • Staunton, Virginia

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James McDowell, Jr., 83, a resident of Staunton, passed away on October 29, 2015 at Birch Gardens Assisted Living.

He was born on October 25, 1932 in Glens Falls, NY and was the son of the late James McDowell, Sr and Eleanor Carter McDowell.

James attended Fincastle High School and graduated from Augusta Military Academy in 1950, Virginia Military Institute in 1954 and received a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia. He taught at Eagle Rock High School and Weyers Cave Elementary School for 38 years, and also coached at Augusta Military Academy.

James was an avid reader and die-hard VMI Alumnus.

His wife of 40 years, Mary Kennedy McDowell and a brother Robert C. McDowell preceded him in death.

He is survived by a son, James "Jay" McDowell, III, and wife, Faith; grandsons, James IV and wife, Amber, of Elida, OH; and Sr. Airman Nolan H. McDowell of JBER, AK; a sister, Neville M. Thompson of Bellingham, WA; a number of nieces and nephews; and his caregivers at Birch Gardens.

The family will receive friends 7-8 p. m. Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Augusta Stone Presbyterian Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Shenandoah.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindseyweyerscave.com.