Robert Lee Downs, 79, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
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He was a native of Grayson County and retired as an auto body man after 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Samantha Jo Goodman; his parents, Henry and Birdie Williams Downs; a brother, Carl Downs; and three sisters, Susie Cline, Juanita Ford and Lorene Downs.
He is survived by four daughters, Novella (Darrell) Goodman of Cecilia, Beverly (Phillip) Kuykendall of Ashley, Ind., Roberta (Mickey) Thomas of Auburn, Ind., and Barbara Martin of Elizabethtown; a son, Lowell Downs of Cecilia; his ex-wife, Jean Wallace of Cecilia; one sister, Jenny Blanton of Anneta; eight grandchildren, Timothy Thomas of Radcliff, Robert Thomas of Kendallville, Ind., Jamie Thomas of Garrett, Ind., Bradley Goodman of Elizabethtown, Melody Hinton of the U.K., and Travis Martin, Tyler Martin and Amber Martin, all of Elizabethtown; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Brother John R. Clark officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and continues at 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Sept. 30, 2012