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Donald M. Downe


1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Donald M. Downe Obituary
Donald Downe, 85, passed from this earth to heaven Sunday, July 27, 2014. Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Cliff Crumpler will officiate. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials may be given to Christ's Haven, 4200 Keller-Haslet Road, Keller, Texas 76244. Don was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Fort Worth and served in the Army during the Korean War era. His tour of duty was served in France. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved spending time with his family and friends. He never met a stranger and loved telling stories of his boyhood. Don was a farmer and rancher, working a job during the day and farming sometimes until midnight. He was a longtime member of The Hills Church of Christ. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Buff Downe; brother, Herman P. Downe; and his first wife, Loretha Juanell Downe. Survivors: Don is survived by his wife, Laura; children, Rodger Downe, Diana Downe, Cheryl Downe and Donna Adams; stepchildren, Dana Darden, Roger Proffitt, Darla Penrod and Diane Tomechko; grandchildren, Brandon, Kenny, Jimmy Don and Ashley; stepgrandchildren, Danyelle, Wendy, Tyler, Trey, Tanner, Joseph, Thomas, Joshua, Chelsea, Kameron and Hannah; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Published in Star-Telegram on July 30, 2014
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