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2013-08-08

Robert D. Downs

1936-2013

Robert D. Downs, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 30, in Bandera. He was born in Falfurrias on Nov. 14, 1936, to Chester Downs and Josephine Downs.

Bob married Margaret Ellen Hillebrandt on Oct. 11, 1957, in Falfurrias.

After graduating from Falfurrias High School, he joined the United States Navy. A veteran of the Korean War, Bob served on the USS Oriskan.

He worked as an instrument electrical supervisor for Valero Energy Company, retiring in 1997.

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

He was predeceased by his parents, and brother Michael Downs.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 3, at Grimes Funeral Chapel, with Reverend William Moseley officiating.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.