Login Profile Get News Updates
For local news delivered via email enter address here:
PDF of Print Edition Mobile Tablet

General

Worship Directory

Business Directory

Classifieds

Real Estate
Obituaries August 29, 2017  RSS feed

Sidney Downs “Chief Red Wolf”

Graveside services for Robert Sidney Downs, age 83, were held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Bro. Billy Bob Evans officiated. Interment followed the services at Marquez Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Monday with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Ricks- Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett.

Mr. Downs passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in Jewett.

He was born in Marquez at home in the east bedroom on August 9, 1934, to Fannie May Allen and Luther Jackson Downs. He lived in the same house for fifty years before moving to Jewett where he remained. He worked cattle and was a rancher all of his life. He served as a Leon County Constable in the late 1950’s to 1960’s. He was a member of Marquez Baptist Church and served as the Training Union Director. Mr. Downs also owned his own hardware store in Marquez and did electric work for several years and enjoyed hunting.

He is survived by his daughter, Evelyn Young of Jewett; two nephews, Johnny Downs, and Billy Downs; cousin, Ben Madden of Marquez; and numerous friends.

Mr. Downs was preceded in death by his parents, Fannie May Allen and Luther Jackson Downs; and two brothers, Billy Downs, and Jack Downs.


Readers Comments

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.