CLARENCE J. "PeeWee" DOWNS ~ Elba
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully Thursday afternoon November 16, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born February 9, 1940 in Elba, NY to the late Floyd and Lottie (Johnson) Downs, also preceded in death by his first wife, Linda (Farren) Downs; son, Richard J. Downs, great-grandchildren, Destiny & Jasmine Lowe and Brodi Robinson; siblings, Floyd, Elwood, Robert & Charlotte along with in-laws, Marie (Kenneth) Years and Robert (Pat) Townsend.
Mr. Downs was a self-taught mechanic who could fix anything from a stock car to a pea harvester working up until last year for many area Muckers including, Marky's Wholesale, Big O Farms and Torrey Farms. He enjoyed stock car racing, NASCAR, John Wayne movies and was always available to help someone in need. PeeWee will be remembered as a loving, caring, family man who simply loved to be home, on Thursday afternoon Nov. 16, 2017, Heaven welcomed its "Newest Angel."
Surviving is his beloved wife of 42 years, Vickie (Townsend) Downs of Elba; loving children, Carl J. & James C. both of Elba and Shawn (Daniel) Hargrave of E. Bethany; siblings, Irving Downs of Barre, Clayton (Violet) Downs of Albion, Kenneth (Ann) Downs of SC, Shirley (late Richard) Pahuta of Barre, Bonnie (Richard) Kingdollar of Barre, Arlene (Kenneth) Frasier of FL, Lois (Scott) Golisano of FL; 7 grandchildren, Krystle (Daniel) Robinson, Mikaela (Brandon) Nicastro, Carl Amesbury, Triton Drock, Garrett Downs, Dina (Joe) Farone & Richard (Abby) Lowe; 7 great-grandchildren, Laela Robinson, Aiden Amesbury, Richard Lowe, Jr., Baylee Mae Lowe, Ariana Bernal, Leo Poldo Bernal & Jayden Johnston; in-laws, Mary (late Jack) Wray, Betty (late Robert) Townsend, Sue (Richard) Buckley, John (Mary Lou) Townsend, Lance (Kathy) Townsend, Michael Townsend, Terry (late Dan) Matter along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
The Downs family will be present from 4 - 8pm on Monday November 20, 2017 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, where a Service of Remembrance will begin at 8pm. He will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to the family.
Please share your thoughts and memories with PeeWee's family at http://www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF CLARENCE J. DOWNS IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.