Warren Ross “Bud” Dowling, 83, of Marquez, passed away at his residence Saturday, December 31, 2011. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Interment will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Warren was born in Brazos County and moved from College Station to Marquez in 1993. He retired from the power plant at Texas A&M University where he worked for 28 years. Warren was a family man who loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved being with his family. He loved fishing, hunting and playing dominoes. He was the 2008 Forty-two-domino champion of the family reunion. Warren loved his animals and feeding his many pet deer. Warren was also a big Aggie and a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.
Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Broxton Dowling, whom he had married on October 8, 1971; parents, Robert Cecil and Tennessee Warren Dowling; sons, Randy Broxton, Doyle Broxton and Rodger Broxton; and brother, Bob Dowling.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Rickie and Mary Frances Dowling, of Conroe, TX, Terry Dowling, of Caldwell, TX, Garry and Vina Broxton, of Jewett, TX; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Mike Winstead, of Marquez, TX, Vicki and Dwayne Kavanaugh, of Spring, TX; brother and sister-in-law, James and Susie Dowling, of Bryan, TX; sisters, Pat Wiese, of Bryan, TX, Evelyn Wiese, of College Station, TX, Lillie Jackson, of Bryan, TX; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486. MD Anderson contact number is 800-525-5841.
I am so sorry for the loss of my special uncle he was a wonderful and funny person, he and I didn’t like the color orange, he always had maroon blood running through his vains, he was a True Texas Aggie Fan
through and through, I love to hear him tell stories of the old days when he was growing up. He was a true christian, and I will miss him
I love you and will miss you uncle bud,
Rick and Terry,
You know how much my family loved Bud. He was so close to all of us kids growing up and one of dad’s closest buddies. I know that Bud and Fletcher are playing dominoes and telling jokes and stories in heaven right now. Rick, I sure am glad I got to see Bud and you last week. He was in good spirits on that day. God bless to you and your families during this difficult time.
Love you all, Dan and LaNell
To the entire Dowling family: I send my condolences and my prayers. I never met PaPa but I enjoyed hearing the stories of his character and his zest for life and his indomitable spirit from Mary Frances and Mary. It was apparent how much love there was for this man and from him to his family. Cherish the memories.
I did’t get to see Uncle Bud often, mostly at Christmas, but he was always friendly and smiling. I know Pop (my father-in-law J.C.) thought a lot of him – and that was high praise. May all the good times with him come to your remembrance as you honor his passing. i pray God will comfort you.
Our prayers are with you as you grieve. We know you will miss him.
Those who we love become a part of all that we are forever.
God Bless You and Your Family.