Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Apr 24th

David Pick Downs

Graveside services for Mr. David Pick Downs, 81, will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Cotton Valley Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Cotton Valley.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, Cotton Valley.

Mr. Downs was born Dec. 28, 1930 in Larkinsville, Alabama to Ben Lather and Ora Lou Benson Downs, Sr. and passed away Monday, August 13, 2012 in Longview, Texas.

He was a resident of Longview, of the Baptist faith and was a graduate of LeTourneau University. Mr. Downs retired from LeTourneau Industry after 40 years as Sales Administrator and was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by three sons, Jerry Lynn Downs of Tucson, Arizona, David Alan Downs of Longview, Texas and Roy Gene Downs and wife, Chambrine of Hallsville, Texas; daughter, Rhea D. Boerhof of Winnsboro, Texas; sister, Joyce Downs Dick of Cotton Valley; brother, Jack Downs and wife, Rose of Minden; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Downs and Verona Downs; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Downs was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Myrtle Lee Breland Downs; six brothers, Ben, Jr., John Henry, Jerry W., Bobby, Larry and Richard; and four sisters, Helen Downs, Mary D. McCann, Shirley D. Owen and Susan Downs.

Serving as pallbearer will be his sons and grandsons.

Sign the online guestbook at www.baileyfuneralhome.net.

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