Mr. Joseph Franklin McDowell, 91 of Madison, died May 7, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Croker McDowell and a daughter, Chrys Farley. Mr. McDowell was retired from United Distributers. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Marine Corps as a China Marine. He was a great cook, loved animals and was a passionate fisherman. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of A.E. Carter Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 18, beginning at Noon.