In Memory

Larry Mack Dowdy

Born Feb. 28, 1946, Tyler; died Feb. 2, 2002, Coryell County, TX, age 55

JTHS activities: A Cappella Choir, Baseball

Cause of death: injuries sustained in a car accident

GATESVILLE, TX--Funeral services for Coryell County Sheriff's Deputy Larry Mack Dowdy are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Coryell County Activity Complex here.
Dowdy, 55, was killed in the line of duty in a two-vehicle collision at State Highway 84 and Farm-to-Market 1996 in Coryell County, said Chief Deputy Doug West in a news release.
Dowdy was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident by Justice of the Peace Jimmy Wood, West said.
At the time of the accident, West said Dowdy was performing patrol duties in an effort to locate a suspect involved in the manufacturing of illegal drugs.
Dowdy was born Feb. 28, 1946, in Tyler and had lived in Coryell County since 1971.
He married the former Nancy Ann Conway July 18, 1974, and they have two children: Christopher Thomas Dowdy of Little River-Academy and Julie Niederhaus. - Killeen Daily Herald Our Texas, 2/06/02

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07/02/09 01:08 AM #1    

Walt Chatham

Mack, I miss you brother. From church to law enforcement. We talked when I visited Tyler a long time ago. Didn't know you would choose the same occupation as I. There is a special place for you my friend.

God bless your family.


07/31/09 12:21 PM #2    

Johnny Durham

Larry & I grew up together in North Tyler. We remained close until he moved to Gatesville. I never saw or heard from him since. I was curious several years ago, so I googled Larry and it sent me to Fallen Heroes. That's when I learned of his death.

Miss you brother

10/19/09 12:16 AM #3    

Mark Davis

Larry was a special friend. We were in several classes together, and I remember him as a smart, witty and fun guy.

I often think of an amazing thing that happened to us in Shop. This is a special page, so I will keep it concise. But those who care can see my profile for the full story.

I miss you Larry, and I regreat we were too separated by geography to be adult friends. I know you were a first class officer.

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