Marvin Dowless, 62, of Corpus Christi died Oct. 7, 2007.

He was born March 20, 1945 in Elizabethtown, N.C.

Marvin served in The United State Marine Corp in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was president of Lone Star Boiler Works Inc. in Corpus Christi.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Dawn Dowless of Corpus Christi.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Dowless of Corpus Christi;

sons, Robert Marvin and Anne Dowless of League City and

Craig James Dowless of Corpus Christi; three sisters, Docia Savoi of Bladenboro, N.C., Evelyn Cunningham of Bladenboro, N.C., and Betty Lou Hall of Corpus Christi; one brother, James D. Dowless of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Kathryn Dawn Dowless of League City, and Mason Robert Dowless of League City; stepdaughter, Margaret A. Van Syckle of Houston; stepsons, Darryl W. Stein of Baja, Mexico and William M. Stein of Katy.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home