Jimmie Downs, 91, of Paducah (a native of Ballard Co.) passed away at 10:35 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012, at McCracken Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
He was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel, and was a retired terminal manager for Shell Oil after 31 years. After retirement he continued to work as a independent licensed tanker man for an additional nine years.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda Beggs of West Paducah; two sons, Steve T. (Janice) Downs of Paducah and James T. Downs of Reidland; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Lena Jones Downs; his wife, Nell Terrell Downs; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. The Rev. Thomas Williams will officiate and burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Blandville.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Sunrise Children’s Services, 300 Hope Street, Mt Washington, KY 40047
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