DOWELL, Alvin S.”Big Al” Sr.

DOWELL, Alvin S.”Big Al” Sr., 62, of Rush Run, OH, passed away Saturday February 9, 2013, in Wheeling Medical Park Hospital.

He was born January 24, 1951 in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late Linzie and Dorothea “Bonnie” Lavon Morris Dowell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold L. “Linnie” Dowell.

Big Al was a truck driver for Rush Run Trucking. He was Methodist by Faith, and a big fan of the 700 Club. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Karen J. (Brown) Dowell, whom he married August 9, 1975; a son, Alvin S. (Jessica) Dowell Jr. of Brilliant, Ohio; a daughter, Tami (Steven) Wade of Barnesville, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Calvin and Maisie Dowell and Alexis, Willow and Eddy Wade.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and also on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 712 Third St., Brilliant, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Seigler, officiating.

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