Louie Dowd was born in Enid, OK, to Pearl Francis Wheeler Dowd and Joseph Oliver Dowd. He married his wife of 59 years, Ruth Mary Mathews Dowd, on July 14, 1962.
Louie attended Con6 Elementary and Canton High School graduating in 1953. He degreed in agronomy at Oklahoma A&M and Oklahoma State University. He served in the Air National Guard from 1957 until 1963 and worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Hutchinson, KS. In 1966, Louie returned to the family farm and also worked as an insurance agent for Oklahoma Farmers Union for 42 years serving the Canton and surrounding area.
Louie is survived by his wife, Ruth Dowd, his brother, Francis Ray Dowd and wife, Joyce of Scott City, KS, son Joseph Dowd and wife, Cheryl of Broken Arrow, OK, son James Dowd and wife, Michelle of Beggs, OK, daughter, LouAnn Dowd Edwards, and husband, Scott of Houston, TX, daughter, DeeAnn Dowd Lemmons and husband, Tom of Evergreen, CO, and 15 grandchildren and 4 great-granddaughters.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2021, at
Fountain Cemetery with Keith Robinett officiating. Memorials may be made to
Canton First Baptist Church, the Canton Senior Citizens or the Grand Arts
Council with the funeral home serving as custodian. Condolences may be made
Note: From Pierce Funeral Homes
Friday, October 01, 2021
Canton, OK 73724
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