Lee Funeral Home, Inc.
Joe L. Downs Jr.
(June 12, 1925 - December 11, 2018)
Funeral services for Mr. Joe L. Downs Jr. of Carrollton will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church
near Carrollton, with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Duane Jensen will officiate the services. Visitation will be Friday,
December 14, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., at Lee Funeral Home.
Mr. Downs, 93, died at Grenada Living Center in Grenada on Tuesday, December 11. He was born on June 12, 1925, in Carroll County to
Joe L. and Rosie Lee Wiltshire Downs. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, where he
served as a deacon for over 60 years. Mr. Downs was preceded in death by his parents; son, Johnny Downs; sister, Josie Downs; and
three brothers, Jack Downs, John W. Downs, and George H. Downs.
Mr. Downs is survived by his wife, Vera Hopper Downs; daughters, Linda Downs Flemmons and Joyce Downs Vickers; sons, George
Downs and Jimmy Downs; sister, Elsie Morrison; brothers, Dan Downs, Robert "Bob" Downs, and Henry "Buck" Downs; ten
grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild on the way; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Josh Downs, Jonathan Downs, Jacob Carson, Aiden Farmer, Mason Shelton, Lance Easley, Dylan Black, and Brad
Vickers. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Flemmons, Luke Goodnight, Brayden Downs, Peyton Easley, Gavin Vickers, Allen Farmer,
Garrett Vickers, and Eathon Shelton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 2829 CR 53, Carrollton, MS 38917.
Uncle Junior, thanks for your leadership, friendship & the fond memories from the times we shared together.
Marilyn Summitt Downs Lewis
Joe, you were the sweetest father-in-law a young girl could have asked for, and you were loved by all. I have never
forgotten the love and kindness you always shared. I count myself blessed to have been a part of your family and to
have you as a grandfather to my girls. Rest in peace my dear Poppa Downs.
Thoughts and prayers for all the family members
Friday, December 14
5 - 7 pm
Lee Funeral Home
Saturday, December 15
Poplar Springs Baptist Church
Poplar Springs Cemetery
|June 12, 1925
December 11, 2018