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Greg McDowell

Service Date: January 27, 2021
Visitation Info: St. Timothy Church – Union, KY
Interment Info: Highland Cemetery
Service Info: St. Timothy Church – Union, KY
Service Info

Union – Gregory W. McDowell, age 57, entered eternal rest on January 19, 2021. Greg was first and foremost, a family man. Spending time with his wife and children outside, riding bikes in the neighborhood, being on the baseball diamond, boating on Norris Lake, traveling, and countless other outdoor adventures.

His hobbies included officiating high school basketball, coaching little league baseball, cheering on his UK Wildcats, and golfing with family and friends.

After attending the University of Kentucky College of Law, Greg became a fixture in the Northern Kentucky Legal Community providing pro bono legal services to many organizations, including the Villa Hills Civic Club.

Greg is survived by his wife of 10 years together: Shannon McDowell, children: Preston, Brandt, Vivian, Taylor, Sydni, and Caden McDowell, parents: Benny and Carolyn McDowell, father and mother-in-law: Scott and Beth Appelman, siblings: Teri McDowell, Missi Griffith, David (Amy) McDowell, JoAnn (Rich) Redlinger, brothers-in-law: Michael Larkin, Chris Appelman, Josh (Maurianna) Appelman, sister-in-law: Mary Appelman, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, relatives and friends. Greg was preceded in death by his sister: Judy Larkin.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Union. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 1:30 pm. Greg will be laid to rest at Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell. Due to COVID-19 restrictions masks will be required by all guests at the church and cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences can be left at

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

St. Timothy Church – Union, KY

10272 US 42
Union, KY 41091
Phone: (859) 384-1100
1:30 pm

St. Timothy Church – Union, KY

10272 US 42
Union, KY 41091
Phone: (859) 384-1100

Highland Cemetery

Address: 2167 Dixie Hwy Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Greg McDowell



We were very saddened to hear of Greg’s passing. Over the years he helped our parents with legal documents and he was always so kind and pleasant to talk with. We are keeping your family in our prayers. The Hoerlein Family

God’s blessing

So saddened by the loss of your husband and the children’s father. You have been so strong during these trying days. Your strength will be the thing that bonds your family. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Miss Bev (St. Timothy School)

Justice Michelle Keller

I am keeping Greg’s immediate and extended family in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed working with Greg on several cases before I took the Bench, and he was energetic and cared deeply for his clients. I am the oldest of five, and we lost my mother when she was way too young, so I have some notion what your family faces. I pray that the love and support of family, friends and community sustain you all through this difficult time and in the future. God Bless,

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Shannon and family. I’m very sorry for your loss. Gone way too young. A very sad day indeed.
Pamela Zepf

Gregory McDowell

Family of Greg McDowell; My deepest Sympathies for this tragic loss. My heart just breaks to hear this news of this good man taken too soon! May God Bless each of you during this difficult time.

Sympathies to your family

Shannon and family,
I knew Greg from elementary school all the way through high school. The last time I saw Greg was at our 10 year high school reunion. I always remember Greg as outgoing, funny, a little mischievous, and always nice to me. I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope that time heals your grief and pain and that you remember Greg for being a wonderful husband, father, and friend.
My condolences,
Peggy (Bryant) Rogers

From Tammy and Steve Dallas. Sending prayers

Sending prayers and condolences to Greg’s wife Shannon and all his children and family. Having known Greg since his first days practicing law, I can say he was an attorney I trusted and respected and definitely one of the good guys. I have seen his dedication and deep love for his family. I will miss him and pray for his sweet family. Tammy and Steve Dallas

So sorry for your loss

Benny, Carol & JoAnn,
So sorry to hear about Greg. We cannot imagine how hard this must be for your whole family. Daryl was remembering Greg umpiring for him many years ago when he was in charge of the Tom Braun softball league. Our prayers are with you.
Daryl & Debbie Laws

To family of Greg McDowell

We are so sad that Greg lost his battle with COVID! All of his kids and family have our deepest sympathy for your loss. We have been neighbors for over 20 years and he has always been a great neighbor. We will miss him! Due to our age and the Fear of COVID we will be unable to attend his visitation and services. Love and God bless! The Fredericks

Greg McDowell

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for the loss of your son I feel like I lost a friend way before his time to go but we have to remember the Lord works in mysterious ways again our thoughts and prayers are with you all Jim and Judy Simon


My heart goes out to Greg’s family. I had the privilege of working with him through the court system for several years. He was a wonderful person. My prayers are with you. Rosemary Greive


May Greg’s spirit of kindness and giving live on in your hearts and minds. And may it bring you some comfort as you recall his life well lived. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Pam Stallings ( cousin)

Prayers are with you

Greg was my partner in the Villa Hills golf league for two years and he loved to share stories of his kids’ exploits with us. He was a fierce competitor and I pray that his grit is a common family trait that will help all make it through this tragedy of a life lost too early. We are out of state and cannot attend any of the services but will hold your family in our prayers.

Deeply Saddened

Greg was a genuine, caring, true friend. Although we didn’t see each other often in these past years, it was comforting to know he would always be there to do anything in his power for a friend when needed. We will miss that. God bless you.

Fond Memories

Taylor, Sydni, and Caden, we want to extend our deepest sympathy and sadness to you on the passing of your Dad. We will never forget all of the great times that we shared with you, your Dad and Mom. We remember the fun times that we shared such as holidays events spent together, concerts, festivals and those fun game nights!!! Those times are such wonderful memories! Just always know how much you meant to him and take comfort in that. May he rest in peace and watch over you forever! Love and prayers, the McMurry family

Another angel in heaven

My heart aches for you all. I didn’t know Greg personally, but I know he came from a wonderful and decent family. I’ve been praying for all of you through this terrible time and know he put up a good fight. May you find some peace in knowing how so many are thinking of you now. Nancy and Tim Naber


Really sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. He was the best man in my wedding, going on 30 years ago, and I was in his first wedding. Even though we have not see each in quite a few years, the great memories will always be there.

Rest in Peace.

Dave Kohake

Deepest Sympathy

We are so sorry to hear of your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your
Uncle Rick and Marsha

From The Barickman’s

Was an amazing man. Such a kind heart and was a great baseball coach the the rattlers. He will be truly missed. Prayers for his family for healing and strength during this time. The Barickman’s

Rest in Heaven

He was a good man that helped me out a lot and our conversations were always good. He will be missed.

Deepest Sympathy

So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Rest in Peace Greg! Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Danny & Sandy Dotson

Rest In Peace

Greg was a very giving man who went out of his way to help others. It comes to mind the work he did at our family cemetery in Neave. I remember him at our family reunions. May you find comfort in your memories and the love you shared. God bless you. Connie Tisa (Greg’s great aunt)

God Bless and prayers to family!

Prayers to the family. Thanks, for making me a better basketball official, father and man. God Bless!

Deeply saddened

May Greg Rest In Peace and each of you find comfort in his love for you. With deepest condolences, Anne Hood