May 9, 1972 - January 10, 2017

A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. for Collin Lathen McDow, Jr.  Rev. Trent Meadors will officiate at the service.  Collin was born on May 9, 1972 in Taft and went home to be with Jesus on January 10, 2017 in Paradise, CA.  He graduated from eighth grade from Edison School in Bakersfield and high school from the Blair Learning Center in Bakersfield.  He attended the Creative Learning Center in Paradise, CA.  Collin loved spending time with his family, going to church, playing his guitar and listening to music.  He enjoyed watching I Love Lucy on the television.  Collin never met a stranger.  He was preceded in death by his daddy, Collin McDow, Sr. and his sister, Pat Newberry.  His survivors include his loving momma, Alice McDow; his sisters, Joy, and husband, John, Gail, and husband, Matt and their families and Carol; brother, James; and by nieces, nephews and cousins.  Collin will be missed by all that knew him.  There are no visitation hours scheduled and the arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To sign an online registry please visit