David John Downs died on Saturday, February 04, 2012. David was born May 10, 1946 in Wyoming County, PA.
David is survived by his mother Arlene Eyet Downs of Barker, NY; wife Margaret of the home; daughters Sarah Day and husband Willie of St. Louis, MO, Lynn Downs of Luzerne, PA; sons Mark Downs and wife Christina of Lake Silkworth, PA, Grant Downs and wife Melissa of Harding, PA, Patrick Downs and wife Spring of Henderson, NC; brothers Herbert Downs of Barker, NY, Joel Downs of Beaumont, PA; sister Susan Kehrli of Ithaca, NY; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert W. Downs.
Dave was a man devoted to his family. He will be remembered for his strong character, work ethic, and his love of family. He was raised on a family farm in Beaumont, PA and showed those values through the life he lived. Dave worked in the construction hauling and erecting industry for Higgins and most recently for Southern Industrial Constructors. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and driving his prized Ford Econoline truck.
A memorial service will be offered at 6:00 pm Friday, February 10, 2012 from Victory Baptist Church, 475 J P Taylor Road, Henderson, NC 27537 with Rev. Ricky Easter, presiding.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park # 10 Raleigh, NC 27615.
The Downs family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton Chapel. Online memorials: www.hallwynne.com Select obituaries.