Robert Carl McDowell, 60, passed from this life June 20, 2010, after a brief battle with cancer. Robert was born Oct. 29, 1949, in Benson, Ark., to Frank and Mollie McDowell.


Robert Carl McDowell, 60, passed from this life June 20, 2010, after a brief battle with cancer. Robert was born Oct. 29, 1949, in Benson, Ark., to Frank and Mollie McDowell.

 

He was preceded in death by both his parents.

 

He is survived by one son, Richard Massey of Ponca City, Okla.

 

Robert was a gifted drummer while he lived in Ardmore, Durant, Dallas and Sherman. He played with a number of bands, including The Fat Band, The X-Centrics, The Cast of Thousands, 13th OUR, Nevada Bros., Wild Kingdom and many others. Following his music career, Robert served with the Oklahoma City Salvation Army as a supervisor and truck driver.

 

A memorial will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010, at McAlister Cemetery, south of Ardmore.