Thomas Lee McDowell

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. – Thomas Lee McDowell, 64, of 109 Great Oaks Way, Simpsonville, widower of Sharon Harris McDowell, died Monday, January 7, 2013 at his home.

Born in Edgefield County, he was a son of the late Thomas Ralph and Mary Elizabeth Dorn McDowell. He was a self-employed truck driver and attended the Church of God.

Surviving are three sons, Eddie McDowell of Greenville, Kevin Fleming and Steven Fleming, both of Greenwood; a daughter, Linda Lane of Simpsonville; two sisters, Mary Murray and Patsy Canfield; and two brothers, Rhett McDowell and Benny McDowell, all of Greenwood; 12 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Vickers officiating.

It is respectfully requested that flowers be omitted and donations made to the account of Tommy McDowell, c/o Harley Funeral Home, PO Box 777, Greenwood, SC 29648.

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