February 18, 1926 - October 12, 2017
A celebration of the life of Mr. Talmadge Layton Dowden, 91, of Henderson, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, in the chapel at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Rev. George Conway and Dr. David Higgs officiating. A committal service will precede the chapel service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, at Buckner Cemetery with Ty Landrum officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, October 13, at the funeral home. Mr. Dowden passed from this life on Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was born February 18, 1926, in the Plainview community of Sabine Parish, Louisiana to the late William D. and Elva (Lee) Dowden. Talmadge served his country in the United States Army during World War II and went on to work for Hunt Oil Co. He later went into business for himself, owning and operating DOWCO Petroleum. Mr. Dowden was a member of First Baptist Church of Henderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother William D. Dowden, and sisters Elva Kathleen Hamilton and Melba Elizabeth Davidson. Survivors include his wife Jo Anne Dowden of Henderson, brother-in-law Gene Smith of Henderson, nieces and nephews Gena Smith Gardiner, Steve Smith, Ed Hamilton Jr., Kay Barry, Mark Hamilton, Paula Anderson, Cathy Vanderpool, Middleton Dowden, as well as a host of other family and friends. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Barry, Larry Bowley, Charles Burgess, Jim Cravey, Middleton Lee Dowden, Jim Dudley, Royce Dunlap, Johney Enloe, Bruce Fountain, Edwin Hamilton, Mark Hamilton, Robert Harris, Stacy Hayner, Norris Hudgins, Dalton Jones, Ceaser Lunsford, Johnny Morris, Kenny Morris, Craig Partin, Otis Pirtle, Richard Smith, Stephen Stanfield, Thurman Warren, and Milton Vanderpool. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gaston Museum at PO Box 301, Joinerville, TX 75658, or the charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.
A celebration of the life of Mr. Talmadge Layton Dowden, 91, of Henderson, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, in the chapel at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Rev. George Conway and Dr. David Higgs officiating. A committal... View Obituary & Service Information
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