Frank Downing, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Promedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (formerly Heartland) of Marion, surrounded by his family.
Frank was born on April 10, 1946, to the late Leon and Alberta (Cosey) Downing in Ruleville, Mississippi. On July 8, 1967, he married Betty Collins, the love of his life.
Frank graduated from Harding High School in the class of 1965. He served in the Air Force of the United States. He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and belonged to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses of Marion where he served as an elder in the congregation. Frank was an industrious person. He worked for Tecumseh Products for 18 years, for Floyd Browne Associates, Inc. and he retired from Sypris Technologies after 24 years. Frank and his wife also owned Complete Janitorial Services for more than 30 years. He enjoyed watching sports, fishing, dining out with family and friends, and vacationing with his family; but his great joy was sharing Bible truths with others. Frank will truly be missed by family and friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; his son: Kevin Downing; his sister: Delores Troutman and five brothers: Arthur Jones, John L. Mitchell, Billy Lyn Downing, Donald Downing and Willie Downing.
Those who will cherish his memories include his wife of 53 years: Betty Downing of Marion, Ohio; his daughters: Kimberly Downing of Marion, Ohio and Kysha Downing of Marion, Ohio; his sisters: Lenora (Johnnie) Downing-Mayes of Marion, Ohio and Renee Downing of Marion, Ohio; his brothers: Lorenza Jones of Marion, Ohio and Perry Mitchell of Marion, Ohio; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may come to honor Frank's life on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 11am to 1pm at the Boyd Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date, with Michael Conte officiating. Donations may be given to Jehovah's Witnesses, P.O. Box 2518, Marion, Ohio 43302. The Boyd Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Downing family.
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