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Art McDown

June 24, 1938 March 1, 2019
Art McDown
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Obituary for Art McDown

Art Rolland McDown, of Prauge, OK passed away on March 1, 2019, he was 80 years old.
Art was born June 24, 1938 in Davidson, OK, to William and Lena McDown
Art was a graduate of Capitol Hill High School class of 1957. He attended Oklahoma City University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts. Art worked as a Civil Engineer for Tinker Air Force Base from 1970 until his retirement in 2008 with 37 years of service. He also enjoyed the times he spent with the Trans Mississippi Rifles- Civil War Enactment Group, and participating in a handful of movies and documentaries.

Art was preceded in death by his parents, his Father-in-law and Mother in-Law William Shanks and Pat Shanks, a brother Jerry McDown, a brother in-law Mel Shanks, a sister in-law Ruth Shanks, and two infant nephews.

Art is survived by his wife Ladelle of the home, his children Debra Caldwell and husband Ken of Richardson, TX, a Son Robert McDown and wife Christi of Edmond, OK, Melissa Peterson and husband Brad of Norman, OK, Jennifer Cooper and husband Willie of Shawnee, His grandchildren Ross and Hannah Owen, Carter and Cole Crabtree, Billy and Quaid McDown, Austin Cooper and wife Meagan, and Payton and Autumn Cooper, one greatgrandchild Eli Cooper , sister Ann Fields and husband James, sister in-law Martha McDown, Brother in-law Lee Shanks, and other nieces and nephews and friends. In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the organizations listed.

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1:00 PM 3/9/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 3/9/2019 2:00:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel

1820 S Douglas Blvd
Midwest City, OK 73130

Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel
1820 S Douglas Blvd Midwest City 73130 OK
United States

Memorial Contribution

The American Cancer Society

PO Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
in honor of Art and his daughter Debra Caldwell, and Ann Fields

Alzheimer's Association

in honor of his father William McDown


1216 Broadway
Secind Floor
New York, NY 10001
in honor of his brother Jerry McDown

The American Heart Association

7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
in honor of his mother in-law Pat Shanks-Westbrook and brother in –law Mel Shanks

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