May 28, 2024 at 11:40 p.m.
Obituaries

David Downing

Aug. 16, 1948-May 26, 2024

David L. Downing, 75, of Redkey, Indiana, went home to be with his Savior Jesus on May 26, 2024. Dave lost his battle with pancreatic cancer but gained his eternal life in heaven.

David was his wife's love of her heart, her best friend, her beach and travel buddy, her love forever more, the best father to Brian and Andy, best grandfather to Aly, and the best great-grandfather to Grayson. He touched so many loves throughout his 75 years and made the world a better place.

Dave was born in Bluffton, Indiana, on Aug. 16, 1948, a son of the late Edna Ruth (Hines) and Robert Lemuel Downing. He was a 1966 graduate of Markleville High School and went on to further his education at DeVry Technical School graduating in 1968. 

Dave proudly served our country in the United States Air Force and worked as a technician for Indiana Bell and Ameritech, and retired from AT&T in Anderson, Indiana. He was a member of Redkey Faith Ministries Church and enjoyed wood carving, fishing, art painting, euchre playing, crochet art, gardening, bird watching, hunting, small engine repair, raising and painting gourds, and volunteering at church.

Dave is survived by his lovely wife Barbara Kay (Wood) Downing; two sons, Brian Downing and Andrew Downing (wife: Sara); one brother, Jim Downing; one sister, Linda Shock (husband: Michael); one granddaughter, Alexandra Downing; and one great-grandson, Grayson Perkins.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 3, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Redkey Faith Ministries Church, 9811 W. Indiana 67, Redkey, IN 47373. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Craig Cotherman officiating. Private burial and military honors will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery in Anderson, Indiana.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Redkey Faith Ministries Church in care of their Adopt a School Project, which provides all the school supplies for every child at Redkey Elementary School.

Checks may be sent to Redkey Faith Ministries Church, 9811 W. Indiana 67, P.O. Box 93, Redkey, IN 47373.

Arrangements have been entrusted to MJS Mortuaries – Redkey Chapel.

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