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Larry G. McDowell

Visitation with the family of Mr. Larry G. McDowell will be Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Lebanon, Tennessee, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  There will be a Celebration of Life Service held at a later date in the Quad Cities area in Illinois.

Mr. McDowell, age 84 of Lebanon passed away April 8, 2022, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.

Born in 1937, in Pershing, Iowa, he is the son of the late George and Mary Dernovich McDowell.  He was an Airforce veteran, and a Catholic.  He had been a member of the Jaycee’s, Lions Club, and the Elks Club.  He was a retired insurance salesman.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Carrie Ferguson and Rose Scherrer; and brothers, Ronald and George McDowell.

He is survived by his wife of over sixty two years, Carol VanDaele McDowell; two daughters, Gina McDowell (Jerry) and Tara Voss (Scott) and grandson, Quinn Voss (Amber Hardy).

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon, TN (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Lisa says:
    Love your dad! Will always remember him getting such a kick out of “Tom Foolery” during a Long game of RummyCube on Thanksgiving .
  2. John C Kline says:
    What a great guy! My hat is off to you little Mac! To a life well lived! John C Kline
  3. Steve Vanderah says:
    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a great mentor to me and others in the Ankeny Jaycees. Prayers and condolences to all of his family.
  4. Bonnie Johnson says:
    Dear Carol & Family, sending loving hugs, thoughts & prayers – at such a difficult time as this – from my family (& especially from you Goddaughter, Tina Stevens) and all your QCA BZO Sorority Sisters. Special thanks for sharing Larry’s Obituary and Celebration Date. ~~~ Love, from –
    Your Forever Friend, Bonnie
  5. Mark J. Becker says:
    Carol and Family, so sorry to learn of your loss in Larry’s passing. Larry hired me away from The Principal Financial Group to join him at EBS back in the 90’s. There I worked for him and with Susie (then Shackelford) and Jamie Van Gorp…and I work with Susie and Jamie to this day; we are all so sorry for your loss. He taught me a lot but I mostly learned from watching him work with people. He knew how to work a room. Often were the times we’d head out across the State of Iowa to meet with clients and I so enjoyed the wisdom and stories he could impart along the way. I didn’t know he was in TN; unfortunately, we lost track of him – time does march on. Blessings to you. May you know peace and comfort. Take comfort in knowing he wonderfully influenced so many in the business and we carry many aspects of his legacy, to this day, into the world – thanks to him.
    • Mark J. Becker says:
      PS. Do let us know when and where the celebration of life will be held. If we can make it, we will do so and honor your family and his memory.
    • Tara Voss says:
      Mark please send daughter Tara your email address and we will send you info on the celebration of life.
  6. Laddie and Marilyn Krogulski says:
    Carol, please accept our heartfelt condolences. We are sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Our prayers are with you.
  7. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We are sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. We will miss him.
  8. Jeff & Susie Sergeant says:
    Carol & Family< We send our deepest sympathy on Larry's passing. I was just looking at my Picture of Ireland that he left for me. H e will be remembered by many. Take care of yourself.