Howard E. "Jake" Downs(March 27, 1930 - March 23, 2013)

Howard E. "Jake" Downs, 82, of Mt. Sterling, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013.
He was born on March 27, 1930, in Fayette County.
He was a graduate of Mt. Sterling High School Class of 1948.
He was a U.S. Army Sergeant serving in the Korean War from 1948-1952. A recipient of two Purple Hearts.
He was a beloved father, son, grandfather, and brother.
Preceded in death by his mother, Viola Devoss; father, George Downs; and stepfather Delbert Devoss.
Survived by sister, Sharon Downs; half-brother, David Devoss; son, Greg R. Downs; daughters, Sally (Robert) Wells, Robin Downs, Regina Brill, and Sammy (Norman) Boyd; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Special thanks to Larry Fenorchipo, Nikki Tilley, Sara Southworth and John Walker.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling, OH 43143, where a memorial service will be held at noon. Rev. Dortha Ross will be officiating.
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Published in The Madison Press from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013