Ron McDowell
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Ron McDowell
  • June 6, 1946 - April 14, 2017
  • Arlington, Texas

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Rev. Ron McDowell, 70, passed away April 14, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. He was born June 6, 1946 in Corsicana, Texas to parents, Rufus Buell and Gladys (Compton) McDowell. Ron attended public schools in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1964. After attending Navarro Jr. College, he received his BA in Business Administration from North Texas State (now UNT) in 1968. He attended Southwestern Theology Seminary, graduating in 1971 with a Masters in Religious Education. Ron faithfully served as church staff for almost thirty years beginning as Associate Pastor, Youth and College Ministries at Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles, LA; followed by Associate Pastor Youth/College, Minister of Education and Business Administrator at First Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, TX; Executive Pastor of Business Administration at First Baptist Church in Garland, TX; and Business Administrator at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, TX. After 14 years with GuideStone Financial, he retired as Regional Manager - Insurance Services in April 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, Donald, and in-laws, Roy and Jean McGlothlin.
Ron is survived by wife, Nancy; son, Brian and his wife, Amy; daughter, Megan; grandkids, Kylie and Cannon; sister-in-law, Sandra Fox of Bismarck, ND; brothers-in-law, David (Argelia), Phil (Robin), and John (Lisa) McGlothlin; eleven nieces and nephews, and cousins, Gene Marsh, Ted Marsh, Larry Doolen, Fredell Culpepper, and Jim Compton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mission Dignity, 2401 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas, TX 75201. www.MissionDignitySBC.org.
Visitation: 6 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Grand Prairie, TX.
Memorial Service: 10:00 am, Friday, April 21, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Grand Prairie, TX.