He was preceded in death by: Parents-- John Melvin “Shorty” and Mary Theresa Edwards Downs. First Wife-- Virginia Ann Simpson Downs. Brother-- Charles Downs. Sister-- Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Furman.
Survivors include; Wife -- Stella Porter Downs – Lebanon, Ky. Three Sons -- Anthony Owens – Owensboro, Ky.; William “Boo Boo” Downs –Campbellsville, Ky.; Trey Downs – at Home. Daughter-- Amber Downs – Lebanon, Ky. Step-daughter-- Tori Porter –Lebanon, Ky.
Four Brothers -- Robert Leo Downs – Mississippi; Joseph “Joe” Downs and George Tommy Downs,--Lebanon, Ky.; James Kenneth “Bobby” Downs –Campbellsville, Ky. Two Sisters-- Annie Catherine Downs and Frances Louise “Susie" Downs –Indianapolis, Ind.
Also surviving are six Grandchildren and a host of nieces and Nephews
Adopted Mother – Josephine Nuckols – Lebanon, Ky.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, celebrated by Rev. Bill Bowling.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:30 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with prayer services being held at 7:00 p.m. by Deacon Joe Dant.