Funeral service for Benton Earl Downing, age 77, of Olney, TX, who died Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at the residence of his son in Decatur, AL will be Saturday, September 4, 2021, 2:00 p.m. at Lunn Funeral Home Chapel, Olney, TX. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service. Shelton Funeral Home is assisting his family with local arrangements.
Mr. Downing was born April 8, 1944, in Olney, TX, to Hubert Glenn Downing and Mary Kathryn Green Downing. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Charlene Davis; one brother, Richard G. Downing; and two great-grandchildren.
He is survived by one son, Samuel Earl Downing (Marsha) of Decatur, AL; four daughters, Neci Stewart of Newcastle, TX, Lou Ann West of Graham, TX, Tammy Downing Clark (Jeff) of McCalla, AL, and Lynnette Downing Wiles (Jason) of Cullman, AL; two sisters, Glenda Smith and Patricia Hobbs, both of Olney, TX; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren with one great-grandchild on the way; and a host of cousins, nephews, and nieces.
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