OBITUARY

Walter Thomas Downing, III

December 6, 1946December 24, 2018
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CHAPIN - Walter Thomas “Tom” Downing, III, 72, of Chapin, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018. He was born in Newport News, VA, to Walter Thomas Downing, Jr. and Virginia Post Downing on December 6, 1946. Tom worked as a Safety Engineer for 20 years, and was currently working with Georgia Pacific before his passing. Tom was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Cindy Downing; daughters, Leslie Pollock (Brett) and Kristen Downing-Hunt (Bradley); and the light of his life, grandson, Zack Pollock; cousin, Gary Ewell; mother-in-law, Fae Swittenberg; sister-in-law, Sharron Ostrander (Keith) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, father-in-law, William D. Swittenberg, Jr; brother-in-law, David Swittenberg and aunt, Katherine Hastings. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at St. Simon St. Jude Episcopal Church, 1110 Kinley Rd., Irmo, SC. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to St. Simon St. Jude Episcopal Church. The family would like to thank everyone for all the calls, texts, visits, meals and prayers throughout this difficult time.

  • DONATIONS

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • St. Simon St. Jude Episcopal Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Walter Thomas Downing, III

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Gregory Hall

January 5, 2019

Goodbye big guy. Will miss sharing a birth date with you. Buddy and I will miss you. Rest in peace.

Jim Sloan

December 28, 2018

To say your passing has left a very large void in my life would be putting it mildly, Tom! You are the best friend a person could ask for while on the earth.
I shall miss you all the remaining days of my life.
God's Peace be with you.
Love Ya, Man!
Jim

Bob Nance

December 28, 2018

Tom, I just received the news. I wish I could have had one more conversation with you. We had some great times in high school and I will always cherish those memories.

Bob Nance

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