Mr. Don Downs of Senoia, GA, passed away on July 8, 2013, at Doctor’s Hospice of Georgia. He was born in Atlanta on March 28, 1939, to the late Charles Clifford Downs and Dorothy Dilleshaw Downs. Don was raised in Southwest Atlanta, graduated from Joe E. Brown High School and was a United States Air Force Veteran.
In 1969, he married the love of his life, Gail Middleton Downs, at College Park United Methodist Church. He started in the Air Freight Industry and became general manager with Courier Dispatch. His greatest joy and pastime was spending time with his family and loving and hugging his grandbabies. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville.
Don is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gail Middleton Downs, and two sons, Bradley (BJ) Downs and wife, Leslie, and Josh Downs and wife, Jennifer. He was Papa to his three grandchildren, Caden, Mason and Finley Rose Downs. He is also survived by a brother, Tim Downs, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Don Downs will be held on Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church North Campus with burial to follow at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Ike Reighard and Dr. Hugh Kirby will officiate. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, Georgia. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the New Hope Baptist Church building fund.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home & Crematory, 135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269 is in charge of these arrangements.