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Obituary for Paul Downer

December 1, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana


Paul D. Downer, age 79, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 27, 1939. He was married to the love of his life, Dottie (Reynolds) Downer, for 58 years, and together they have two children: Bryan and Dawn. Paul graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1957, then went on to attend GMI, General Motors Institute of Technology in Flint, Michigan. After graduation he worked as a Tool and Die Designer for Art's Engineering, Progress Tool and Die, Allison Transmission, and Rolls Royce of Indianapolis. Over his lifetime Paul was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, photographer, wood worker, quarter midget crew chief, little league baseball coach and board member, campaign manager for the school Board, and the Franklin Township Youth Football founding board member.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing his sons: Bryan and Gary; daughters: Dawn and Janna; grandchildren: Lauren, Zachary, and Breanna; great-grandson: Layton; a whole backyard of birds and squirrels that he fed every day; and one feral cat.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Services and Crematory, Franklin Township Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Road, Indianapolis, IN. 46237. The funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00am. Pastor Janet F. Hoover will officiate. Entombment will follow immediately at Washington Park East Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in Paul's name to New Bethel Baptist Church, 8936 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. 46239.

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