James McGowan, 76, of Eldon, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, at Lake Regional Health Systems in Osage Beach. Survivors include: his partner, Carlene McDowell of Eldon; sons, Ricky Dusenberry (Karen) of Iowa, Justin McDowell of Eldon; daughters, Jessica McDowell of Eldon, Carly Dawe of Ill.; brother, Bob McGowan of Spokane, Wash.; sister, Barbara Lanham of Eldon; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, May 24, 2018, 1-2 p.m. at Flatwoods Baptist Church of Eldon with Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Private family burial will be held at Tolwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.