Melvin Dowell, 65, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. He previously lived in Crawfordsville and Morristown.
He was born Aug. 21, 1947, to Craig Dowell and Sarah (Barnard) Dowell in Salem. He married Janice (Walls) Dowell Oct. 30, 1965; she preceded him in death Aug. 28, 1996. He also married Jean (Sparrow) Dowell in September 1997; she preceded him in death in September 2011.
Survivors include daughters, Kim Cregar of Indianapolis, Terri Dowell of Indianapolis and Michelle (Dennis) Moffett of Greensburg; sisters, Minnie Watts of Crawfordsville and Lyewellyn Emberton of Danville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by father, Craig Dowell; mother, Sarah (Barnard) Dowell; and brothers, Vernon Dowell and Marvin Dowell.
He was employed as a tool and die engineer at Detroit Steel in Morristown. He was a member of the Morristown American Legion.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at the funeral home with the Rev. Cliff Bunch officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion c/o the funeral home.