Charles L. McDowell, III
January 2, 1951 ~ August 12, 2023
Charles Louis McDowell, III. Known by all as “Chuck” Chuck was born on January 2nd, 1951, in Nashville, Tennessee at Saint Thomas Hospital. He grew up in Nashville, TN. He attended grammar school at Christ the King and high school at Father Ryan graduating class of 1969. He then went on to Nashville State Community College. He was a construction engineer, working on many projects all over Nashville, one of the most well-known was the wood working at the Old Spaghetti Factory. He also was a committee member on the Nashville Centennial celebration and worked to preserve the history of the Nashville trainyards and railroads. After many years Chuck went on to be a bedding salesman, for several different companies with the most recent being Mattress King. Chuck was preceded in death by his Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. McDowell Sr., and Mr. And Mrs. Walter N Crow. Parents: Charles L. McDowell Jr. and Eva Marie Crow. Sisters: Ann Marie McDowell (Frank)Votta, Joyce McDowell (George)Baxter, and Yvonne Claire McDowell (John, Sr.) Sullivan. Nephew, Richard Halfacre. His only biological son Charles L. McDowell IV, known as Ramey Woodward, preceded him in death in 2020. He is survived by two sisters, Charlotte Louise McDowell Baker, and Molly Jane McDowell Heber. He is survived by his fiancée Vickie Honeycutt. He is also survived by 8 nephews, 12 nieces, and many great nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends from Father Ryan High School. Chuck was a genealogist and spent many years working on family history. He is greatly admired for all his work on family research. His genealogy will be turned over to the archives in Williamson County, Tn. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He was an avid sports fan, especially for the Tennessee Titans and UT Volunteers. He was a lover of antique cars of all kinds. He loved to own, work on, and ride motorcycles. He was always extremely happy when all of the McDowell family, especially the children, would get together for events, reunions, and picnics. The Middle Tennessee Scottish Highland Games are a yearly event he attended as a supporting donor. He enjoyed celebrating the games as part of his father's heritage. He manned the tent at the games and was currently the Tennessee Representative for Clan MacDougall/ MacDowall. He attended Native American Pow Wows celebrating his mother’s heritage. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2023, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205. Visitation with the family will be held Friday prior to the Funeral Mass from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed at https://vimeo.com/event/274893 In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Charles L. McDowell, III memory to American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Hospital, or the Nashville Humane Association. Services conducted by Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104, Nashville, TN 37209. (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue's only locally owned and operated burial & cremation provider.