CASAR - Stephen Thomas Downs, 65, of 230 Turner Road in Casar, died Feb. 12, 2013, in Kentucky.
Born Dec. 11, 1947 in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Roy Lee Downs and Hazel Tony Miller. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
and was a retired assembly worker for General Motors
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Shavonne Milam.
He is survived by his children, Thomas Gordon Downs and wife, Carla of Tiline, Ky.; daughter, DeAnne Lee Downs of Detroit, Mich.; stepsons, Christopher Ogrodowsky of Detroit, Mich., William Milam and wife, Jessica of Casar and Charles Milam of Louisville, Ky.; stepdaughter, Shranda Milam of Almo, Ky.; two brothers, Jerry Downs and wife Margaret of Casar and Eugene Downs from Dearborn Heights, Mich.; granddaughter, DeLaynee Jayne Downs; step-grandchildren, Jamzine Rozycke, Alexa Milam, Mika Milam, Kayla Milam, Zayden Metzinger, Colin Milam, Carley Milam, Mariah Marie Ogrodowski, Devon Milam and Zoey Compton.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2-3 Monday at Stamey Funeral Home
Graveside Service: 3 p.m. Monday at Rose Hill Memorial Park
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home is serving the family
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Humane Society, 1219 Spring Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150, will be greatly appreciated as animals was Stephen's greatest passion
Online Condolences: www.stameyfuneralhome.com