Wilbert McDowell, 65, of Pine Bluff passed away January 19, 2012. He was born June 3, 1946 to the late Johnson and Dimple McDowell.

Wilbert McDowell, 65, of Pine Bluff passed away January 19, 2012. He was born June 3, 1946 to the late Johnson and Dimple McDowell.

He was a Purple Heart Veteran in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Charlie McDowell; children, Kymonnah McDowell, Terrance Mitchell, Shaun Wooten and Kim Houseton; brothers, Arthur Lee, Cecil Paul, Harold and Gregory;four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2012 at First Trinity COGIC. Burial will be in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Visitation from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. until time of service.