ARTHUR E. DOWNS , 90, of Corpus Christi, formerly of Houston passed away March 11, 2013 in Corpus Christi. He was born February 5, 1923 in Allentown, PA, the son of the late Arthur LeRoy and Viola Margaret Fichter Downs.
Arthur was a switchman for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 38 years before retiring in 1987 in Brownsville, Texas. He was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Community, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Council and a charter member of the 4th Degree Assembly at St. Ignatius. He was a Navy veteran of WWII
and the Korean War
and retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer with 28 years of service. He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW
Arthur was preceded in death by his son Daniel LeRoy Downs.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Lupita Galvan Downs; sons, James, William, Arthur II; daughter, Teresa Coleman;grandchildren, Laura, Cassandra, Scott, Kristina, Weston, Caleb;Sisters Betty Joyce Frith, Lucille Meyer.
The family will receive friends at Klein Funeral Home from 6-8pm Sunday with a rosary to be recited at 7pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be recited at 11am, Monday at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, 7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, Texas 77379. Interment will follow in Houston National Cemetery.