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Obituary for Ernest ‘Red’ Shadwick

Ernest Shadwick

HOWE – Ernest “Red” Shadwick, 97, of Howe, was born Aug. 14, 1923 in Howe to William and Bertha (Kelly) Shadwick and passed May 25, 2021 in Howe.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. View Baptist Church in the Glendale community with Brother Tim Trent officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery with military honors by the Poteau DAV Chapter #63. Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Ernest was a life-long resident of the Glendale area, and a life-long member of the Mt. View Baptist Church in Glendale. He was a long-time member of the Heavener Masonic Lodge #154, Leflore County Coon Hunters Association, and Peace Officers Association. Ernest was a Navy veteran of World War II and his job was a gunner, an MP while stationed in Hawaii. He was also on the Navy boxing team while in California. He always said there was never a place he had been that was as beautiful as Oklahoma and once he came home from the Navy, he never wanted to live any place else for long. Ernest enjoyed hunting, being out and about with nature and spending time with family and friends. Dad, you will be missed by all that knew and loved you. We will always love you.

Surviving family members are one son, Jim Shadwick, of Howe; one daughter Deborah Wyatt and husband Lee of Kaneohe, Hawaii; 11 grandchildren Scott, Kelli, Billy, Jared, Beth, Robin, BJ, Cody, David, Cyprian and Tony; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of many friends

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; one daughter, Linda Streeter; two sons, Earnie and Bobby Joe Shadwick; and one grandson, Jay Shadwick.

Pallbearers are his family.

Viewing is from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday and 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

To sign Mr. Shadwick’s online guestbook please visit


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