Graveside services will be today, Oct. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Fairview No. 2 Cemetery in Addison, Johnny Sims will officiate.
Downs was preceded in death by his father, John W. Downs; mother, Ruby Bonds Downs; sisters, Ruby Irene Downs, Beatrice Downs, Tressa B. Downs and Minnie Downs Lancaster; and brothers, Roy Downs, Willie R. Downs and R.L. Downs.
He is survived by his stepdaughter, Renae Johnson; sister, Lille Downs Kell (Ronald); and a host of nieces and nephews.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571