McDowell, Lester Vernon, Jr. Dooley, 84, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 24, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma H. McDowell; brothers, Clyde and Olin McDowell and son-in-law, Otis Caldwell. He is survived by his daughter, Mary A. Caldwell; sons, Lester Vernon McDowell, III and James B. McDowell, Sr. and his wife, Stacy; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. McDowell was a retired U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II and Korea. After his military career, he worked 23 years for Chesterfield County. He was a lifetime member of the Richmond Randolph Masonic Lodge #19. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10). His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment to follow in Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church, 3400 Courthouse Rd, Richmond, VA 23236.