Lee Dowlen

Obituary of Lee M. Dowlen

Lee M. “Tex” Dowlen, 81, of Venice, passed away on January 11, 2007. He was born on January 21, 1925 in Panhandle, TX and raised on a horse ranch in Amarillo. A long time resident of Pittsfield, MA, he came to live in Venice in 1972. He was self-employed as a wallpaper-hanger and painter prior to retiring 20 years ago. He had been a baseball and football Little League coach in Lanesboro, MA, was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Pittsfield, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Covenant Life Presbyterian Church in Sarasota. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Leonore; son David Dowlen of Bennington, VT; daughter Deborah Obeid and her husband Rick of Sarasota; granddaughter Alyssa Obeid of Sarasota; half-sister Mary Sloan of Texarkana, TX; he was preceded in death by two brothers, Landon Dowlen and Larry Morton. A memorial service will be held at the Covenant Life Presbyterian Church on January 21st at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Covenant Life Presbyterian Church, 8490 McIntosh Rd. Sarasota FL 34238. Friends may log on anytime to www.farleyfuneralhome.com to sign a guest book or extend condolences to the Dowlen family.
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