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Robert William Downs, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1948
Saline County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 14, 2011
Boone County
Missouri, USA

Robert William Downs, Sr., 62, of Marshall, MO, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Hospital. Friends may sign the online register book at

Born August 4, 1948, in Marshall, MO, he was the son of the late Joseph Stephen Downs and Marsha Nadine Mueller Downs. He had lived in Marshall his entire life and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in Vietnam. He had worked for the city of Marshall as an animal control officer and was also a driver for the OATS bus.

Survivors include one son, Robert W. Downs Jr. of Marshall; one daughter, Michelle Lawrence and husband John of Marshall; two brothers, Kenneth Downs and David Downs both of Marshall; two sisters, Joyce Lillich of Liberty, MO and Sharon Murdock of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Denny, one sister, Janet, and twin niece and nephew, Jennifer Marie Downs and Daniel Adam Downs.

Family links: 
  Joseph Stephen Downs (1919 - 1985)
  Marsha Nadine Mueller Downs (1929 - 1977)
  Janet Sue Downs Garthoeffner (1946 - 1990)*
  Robert William Downs (1948 - 2011)
  David Lee Downs (1954 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville
Lafayette County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: John Warrick Burriss
Originally Created by: JLC
Record added: May 17, 2011
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Robert William Downs, Sr
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Uncle Bob, I miss you everyday!! I love you so much and I miss the way you could make me laugh even when I really did not feel like it! R.I.P Uncle Bob, tell we meet again
- Brenda Downs
 Added: Jun. 26, 2013
Thank you for serving and defending our country. Once a Marine, always a Marine!
 Added: May. 17, 2011

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