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J.B. “Red” Downs
1928 - 2013

J.B. “Red” Downs, 85, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Wichita Falls.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mickey Miller, Pastor, Mankins Baptist Church, officiating.

Graveside services followed at the Holliday Cemetery.

Red was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Holliday, to Jack and Beulah (Parvin) Downs. He married Edith Margetta Woods on Dec. 17, 1949, in Henrietta. He worked for 46 years in the oilfield for G.E. Kadane & Sons Oil Company and served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed spending his time farming and ranching and attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sport activties and FFA events. He served as President of the Valley View 4-H Horse Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roy and Pat Downs; two sisters, Mattie Riggins and Frances Klein.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Downs of Kamay; a son, Jackie Downs of Kamay; and a daughter, Yvonne “Sis” Russell of Iowa Park; two brothers, Loy Downs of New Castle, WY., and Michael Downs of Wichita Falls; one sister, Mada Riggins of Archer City; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

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