Eugene L. Downing
Eugene L. Downing, 76, of Delaware, passed away Saturday (March 24, 2012) at his residence.
He was born July 30, 1935 in Middleton, Mich, to Chancey and Myrtle Chamberlain Downing. He served in the Army National Guard and retired from Dorix Allas. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing, and was former president of the St. John, Michigan Jaycees and a member of the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Downing (Dennis Matko) of Columbus and Patricia (Dale Kohler) Downing of Ostrander; two sons, David (Ruth) Downing and Scott (Zena Farah) Downing, all of Delware; two brothers, Kendall (Lillian) and Jack (June) Downing of Michigan; and a sister, Glenna (Ed) Miller, all of Michigan; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Andy Gager; and sister-in-law, Marion Goodrich of Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; a brother, Eldon; and sisters, Barbara Gager and Gloria Downey.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Liberty United Methodist Church, 1701 U.S. 23 in Delaware, where there will be an additional hour of visitation from noon until service time at 1 p.m. Saturday. The church will then host a luncheon after the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Homereach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware OH 43015 or to the Liberty United Methodist Church, 1701 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015.
Rodman Neeper Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements, and condolences may be expressed online at RodmanNeeper.com.