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Robert D. Downs

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Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 3:51 pm

Robert D. Downs, 76 years old, passed away on July 30, 2013, in Bandera. He was born in Falfurrias to Chester Downs and Josephine Downs on Nov. 14, 1936.  He was married to Margaret Ellen Hillebrandt on Oct. 11, 1957 in Falfurrias.

After graduating from Falfurrias High School Bob joined the U.S Navy. He was a veteran of the Korean war and served on the U.S. S. Oriskany. He worked as an Instrument Electrical Supervisor for Valero Energy Co. and retired in 1997.

Bob is preceded in death by his father Chester Downs; his mother Josephine Downs; and his brother Michael Downs.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Ellen Downs; his sons Robin R. Downs and William E. Downs; his granddaughter Danielle Downs; and his brothers Chester Lee Downs and Clemons Downs.

Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at Grimes Funeral Chapel with Reverend William Moseley officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.