Jerry Wayne Downs, Beloved Husband, Dad, Papa, Brother, Uncle and Friend, departed this Earth on December 29, 2010 to spend eternity in Heaven. Jerry was born May 15, 1950 in Checotah, OK to William and Minnie Downs. The fourth of five children, Jerry knew the value of and importance of family at a young age. Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Mary Sue Cannon, to whom he has been married for 42 years. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, William and Minnie. Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Michelle and Pam; six grandsons: Brandon, Hayden, Dalton, Connor, Dylan, and Parker; two granddaughters: Tiffany and Tia; and one great-grandson, Jayden; his siblings: Louise, Kenneth, William, and Judy; and a host of nieces and nephews. Jerry's greatest pleasure in life was spending time with family. Jerry was no stranger to hard work and had a long career as a mechanic. Jerry's kindness, wit, sense of humor and loving personality will be missed by everyone who knew him. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 3, 2011, at Bill Eisenhour Northeast Chapel. Burial will follow in Arlington Memory Gardens, Midwest City, OK. Jerry considered one of his most important accomplishments to be his acceptance of Jesus Christ into his life. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. Jeremiah 17:7. Online condolences may be left at: www.eisenhourfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 2, 2011