Lowell Stephen McGill Sr.

Published 8:59 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Mr. Lowell Stephen “Gingerboy” McGill Sr., 84, passed away on Sun., March 10, 2019, in Atmore.

He was a native of Perdido and had resided in Atmore for the past 62 years. He worked at WATM as a D.J, worked for FEMA, was the voice of Atmore Blue Devils, taught school at Bratt, Century, Fla. and McCullough, was principal at McCullough, founder of the Tri-City Ledger and writer for the Atmore Advance, and his weekly ending quote was, “It always whisper to me those days of long ago.” He loved old cowboy pictures, big bands, coached Little League Baseball, supported his sons in their ball playing and was a member of the Brooks Memorial Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Reese and Ruth McGill.

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He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ouida Troutman McGill of Atmore; three sons, Lowell Stephen “Steve” (Janet) McGill Jr. of Atmore, Mark (Suzanne) McGill of Atmore and Bryan Wade (Farrah) McGill of Atmore; three sisters, Glennes McGill Hadley of Perdido, Patricia “Princess” (Dale) Cooper of Atmore and Diane McGill Weaver of Silverhill; six grandchildren, Whitney Maholovich, Jordan Jones, Amanda Strawbridge, Haden McGill, Rease McGill and Wade McGill; and four great-grandchildren, Grady Jones, Will Strawbridge, Corbin Strawbridge and Thatcher McGill.

Funeral services were held March 12, 2019 from the Brooks Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. James Boyd officiating.

Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation was held March 12, 2019 at the Brooks Memorial Baptist Church.

Pallbearers were Brandon Strawbridge, Haden McGill, Jacob Maholovich, Lewis Jones, Ray Chasez and Marion Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers were Aubrey Teal, Hugh Long, Ellie Bailey, Wesley Hughes, Forest Jones and VFW.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC was in charge of all arrangements.