News Death Notice
DOWNS, Robert D. "Bob" age 68, of Middletown, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Atrium Medical Center. He was born July 28, 1944 in Middletown, OH to Delbert and Rhoda (Trimble) Downs. He served our country during the Vietnam War in the US Marines with an honorable discharge. He was a foreman for Middletown Paperboard for 25 years, retiring in 1997. Bob attended First Baptist Church in Franklin. He enjoyed playing corn hole and was an avid poker player, even having to change his online name because nobody would play against him. He is preceded in death by his parents. Bob is survived by his wife Diane L. Downs of almost 23 years; children, Stephen (Jenny) Downs, Lori (Brian) Hacker, Kimberly (Jeremy) Grant, Christopher (Donna) Miller, Becky Miller; brother, Roger Downs; sisters, Janice (Arnold) Deaton, Karen (Jack) Warren; grandchildren, Courtney, Emmillie, Jadin, Tanner, Conner, Emery, Logan, Colby, Aiden, Brady, Chyla, Mahayla, Bobbie, David and also Evan and Samantha that had Bob as the only Father Figure they have known. Visitation will be held Monday, July 15, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Baker- Stevens - Parramore Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery with Middletown Combined Honor Guard Services. Memorial contributions may be made to
, 2808 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.bakerstevensparramore. com.