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McDowell, David "Albert"

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August 26, 1958 - October 14, 2013

McDowell, David "Albert"

David Albert McDowell was born August 26, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Emmitt A. and Patsy Lewis McDowell.  Albert passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer on October 14, 2013 at home in Lewisville.  He was a 1976 graduate of C.E. Byrd High School and attended LSUS.  Albert spent his working years in health care at Roche Biomedical in Shreveport. LA, ProPath in Dallas, Texas, and most recently Medfusion Clinical Labs in Lewisville, Texas.  Albert loved life and shared this with others through his giving spirit. His passions for working in the garden and refinishing antique furniture and clocks will be enjoyed by many for years to come. Albert was preceded in death by his father, Emmitt A. McDowell, and his grandparents, Harry G. and Mertie McDowell and John D. and Mary Belle Dunn. He is survived by his partner, James Fletcher and son Caleb Fletcher of Lewisville, his very best friend, Elizabeth Shaw of Alexandria, Virginia, close friend Dr. Jeff Robertson of DeSoto, the Fletcher family, and a host of cherished friends and coworkers. A memorial celebration to honor Albert’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, October 18, 2013 at ARIA Memorial Chapel in Dallas, Texas. Donations may be made in Albert’s memory to Texas Oncology Foundation 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75251, 972-490-2930.

Arrangements are under the direction of 

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252


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Sheryl Mendenhall & Debbie Cromwell

October 22, 2013 9:31PM

May you rest in His peace forever and always. Sheryl & Deb


October 22, 2013 12:10AM

Al I was knocked to my knees when I heard of your death. You were a part of my family for 24 years. May you be pain free.

Mary Munnell

October 21, 2013 9:19PM

In the few short years that Albert was in our lives, I came to be very fond of him and his wonderful sense of humor. I will remember him always for the joy he brought to our family. Mary

Felicia Farace

October 17, 2013 12:23PM

My dear friend...I will miss your smile, your laughter, your Southern charm, your love of animals and friends, your humor...You are irreplaceable and will live in my heart forever!



Shirley Carey

October 16, 2013 10:35AM

I wanted to express my sincere sympathies to James and Albert's family. I worked with Albert on occasion and he was a vibrant wonderful man full of life and zest. Always joking and cutting up. A real nice gentleman.. It is my prayer that you are comforted by the many memories you treasure.