Joseph Dennis Downs (1938 - 2018)

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  • "My sincerest sympathy. May the God of all comfort..."
  • "Downs Family, sorry for your loss."
    - Amy Hutchinson Zucker
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    - David Puckett
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Joseph Dennis Downs, 79, of Bardstown, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Bardstown. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville, retired from I.B.M. and was owner, with his wife, of The Mansion Bed and Breakfast. He was a member of the Bardstown Tourist Commission, Bardstown Rotary Club, St. Joseph Prep Alumni, My Old Kentucky Home Country Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his son, Woodrow "Woody" Downs; his parents, Joseph F. and Ada Hall Downs; three brothers, Ray Downs, Joe Pat Downs and Earl Downs; and three sisters, Frances Burch, Marithelma Kelly and Jane West.
Survivors include his wife, Charmaine Hahn Downs; two sons, Joseph "Dee" (Julie) Downs, both of Bardstown, and Robert H. (Becky) Downs, of Louisville; a daughter-in-law, Tina Wright Downs, of Bardstown; 16 grandchildren, Austin (Kendra), Emory, Hunter, Mitchell, Parker, Jack, Lila, Harrison, Wesley, Justin, Mariel, CeCe, Blaze, Dominic, Ambrose, and Avilene Downs; a brother, Alfred Downs, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral with cremation to follow. The Rev. Terry Bradshaw will officiate. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, and 9-10:15 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Barlow Funeral Home. A prayer service will be 6 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may go to Active Day of Bardstown.
Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Kentucky Standard on May 11, 2018
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