He was born June 4, 1931 in Grayson County, the son of Wilson and Elsie Fulkerson Downs. He was married to Caroline Williams Downs.
He was a retired Livestock Dealer and a US Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Susan (Lonnie) Coe; a grandson, Bobby Coe and a brother, Ray Downs.
Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 2-8 p.m., and Wednesday after 9 a.m. until time of service.
Funeral Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Rogers-Oller Funeral Home with Bro. Delmar Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Little Clifty Methodist Church Cemetery