John Michael McDowell

  • Born: April 14, 1985
  • Died: December 20, 2019
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Franklin Township Chapel

5950 E Thompson Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Tel. (317) 783-3653

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Michael McDowell, 34, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 in Indianapolis. He was born April 14, 1985 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Franklin Central High School in 2003. John joined the United States Air Force in 2005 where he served as loadmaster on the C17 Globemaster. He traveled the world with the Air Force and had the honor of flying President George W. Bush's entourage to Africa. He was stationed at McChord AFB in Tacoma, Washington until he left the Air Force in 2010. John spoke passionately about his time flying in the service and the friends he made there. He moved back to Indiana where he worked for AT&T for 2 years. He most recently worked at BC Forward as an IT Tech Team Lead. John loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting with his Grandpa Jack and his dad, Mike. He loved all kinds of sports. He was loved so much by his niece and nephews. John was preceded in death by his grandfathers Fred Nordenbrock and John E. McDowell, and his grandmother Patricia McDowell. He is survived by his parents Mike and Susan McDowell; sister, Jami MacNaughten (Chris); niece, Tiva; nephews, Sol and Lio, and grandmother, Mary Nordenbrock. Services will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 3:00p.m. with visitation from 12:00 noon until time of service at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory-Franklin Township Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd., Indpls, In. 46237. Military honors will take place at the funeral home following the service. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you take some time with a loved one to enjoy the outdoors, and look at the stars in memory of John.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest In Peace my friend, you will be deeply missed. So many good memories and laughs from our dorm days have flooded my mind since I heard the news, and I know this world will be a dimmer place without you.

Posted by Becky Handy - Little Rock, AR   December 30, 2019

Rest In Peace John.
Heaven gained an angel way to young.

Posted by Ken Wycoff - Carmel, IN - friend   December 28, 2019

Mike and family, You have are condolences for the loss of your son John. Michael and Sue Krugler.

Posted by Michael Krugler - Noblesville, IN - Coworker   December 26, 2019

Dear Family:
We, the families of The Compassionate Friends, send you our heartfelt condolences on John's passing.
The Compassionate Friends is an international grief support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child. Our only mission is to provide comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild, and to help others better assist the grieving family.
We meet monthly on the first Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 99 W. Main St, Greenwood, IN 46142 and on the third Thursday at the Epworth United Methodist, 6450 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
If and when you are ready to do so, please join us for either, or both, meetings.
We Need Not Walk Alone. We are The Compassionate Friends.

The Compassionate Friends
Central Indiana Chapter
(317) 250-0351 (Jodie)

Posted by A friend   December 25, 2019

Mike and Susan we are so sorry for your loss.
With our deepest sympathy
Gene and family

Posted by Gene Moran - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   December 24, 2019

RIP, John. Hard to believe this is even real. You were a genuine person and I'll always remember growing up playing baseball and traveling with you.

Posted by Claude Bragg - Friend   December 24, 2019

Mike and Susan and Jami,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful son. My prayers are with you all.

Posted by Sandy Jones McKnight - Franklin, IN - Friend   December 24, 2019

Mike & Susan, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Scot Wells - Largo, FL - Friend   December 24, 2019

Dear McDowell family, We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to you at this time. We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. Fondly, Sharon & Jerry Hendrix

Posted by Sharon Hendrix - Carmel, IN - Family Friend   December 24, 2019

I am so sad as I read this. I remember having him in preschool. My condolences to all of the family.

Posted by Judy Shore - IN   December 24, 2019

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