Derrick Dowler, age 49, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Derrick was born in Galveston, Texas and moved to New Mexico when he was eleven. He attended and graduated from Cibola High School in 1989 where he played football. After high school, Derrick attended college at UNM and eventually owned and operated a Subway franchise in Cedar Crest. In recent years, Derrick worked at remodeling houses.
Derrick enjoyed golf and basketball and eventually had a son in 2002 that he taught to play basketball as well. He enjoyed coaching and playing the sport with Luke. Derrick wanted a daughter his whole life and had a name picked out since he was a young boy. He especially loved a girl’s name which came from his favorite movie and book, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. In 2004 his daughter was born, and he was all too excited to give her his favorite name - Jacy. Derrick loved his children with everything he had and will be their guardian angel forever. Derrick was known for his large stature combined with his kind and compassionate disposition. He could fix anything mechanical and had a zest for business. He was a lifelong entrepreneur.
Derrick is survived by his wife, Michelle Dowler; his beloved children, Luke and Jacy Dowler, his mom, Virginia Dowler; brother, Tim Dowler; and his uncle and aunt, Tom and Melanie Dowler. He is also survived by numerous other relatives including his cousins and nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., FRENCH - Wyoming.
Please consider your personal risk factors and comfort level at this time. Our family knows how loved Derrick was and understands everyone may not be able to attend due to the unique circumstances and guidelines due to COVID-19. Please take care of yourselves.
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