William F. “Bill” Downing PDF Print
Monday, 03 December 2012 14:14

William F. “Bill” Downing, age 97, of Fountain Run passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville, KY.

The Glasgow, KY native was the son of the late Dora (Key) Veach. He married his wife of 73 years, Ila Katherine Marler, February 17, 1934, in Bowling Green, KY, who preceded him in death August 23, 2007. Other than his mother and wife he was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Gosnell, brothers, Eldon, Henry, Joe & James Veach. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 Bill worked for the U.S. Government as a Meat Inspector and was a member of the Fountain Run First Baptist Church.

His survivors include, 3 nephews, 1 sister-in-law, host  of cousins, extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Fountain Run Funeral Home with Brother Steve Markum and Brother Ron Norrod officiating, burial will follow in the Neal Cemetery in the Flippin community of Monroe County, KY. Jamie & Chris Veach, Greg Gosnell, David Murley, Tyler Boles & Lane Driver served as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Tuesday 3 to 8 p.m. at the Fountain Run Funeral Home with a Masonic Service being held at 7 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. till service time at 1 p.m.

Family suggests memorial contributions made to the Neal Cemetery.


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