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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.

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