Jeffrey Reynolds Downing

February 28, 1954February 8, 2020

Jeffrey Downing, age 65, passed away on February 8, 2020 in Athens, Texas. He was born on February 28, 1954 in Dallas, Texas to Cozette and Jack Downing. Jeff was raised in Pleasant Grove, Texas. He married Patricia Downing in 1999. Jeff is preceded in death by his parents, Cozette and Jack Downing. He is survived by wife, Patricia Downing; sons, Eric Downing and Jeffrey Downing; sisters, Linda Tyre and Nan Gulley and brother-in-law, Tommy Groessel. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 17 from 1-2pm with a Graveside Service to follow at Grove Hill Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 17, 2020


Jeffrey Reynolds Downing

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Ruth Treadway

February 16, 2020

Jeff , you will always be remembered with a happy heart and love. You were strong in your beliefs and were loved for it. You will be missed , and you definitely will be remembered. Love ya ! Bruce and Ruth

Beverly Carr

February 15, 2020

I never met Jeff in person, I knew him on facebook through his sister Nan. Jeff was a very sweet person. I wish I could have met him and his sweet Pat, he loved her with all his heart. Rest peacefully Jeff, until we meet again.........

Thomas Groessel

February 12, 2020

Love, and will miss you Mr. Clowny .

Scott Roberts

February 12, 2020

I had a lot of good times with Uncle Jeff I remember the day I met him with Staci rest in peace my brother you will always be remembered and missed

Marsha Norris

February 12, 2020

Prayers and condolences to the family and Patricia.stay strong God will be with you during this time of sorrow

Jimmy Norris

February 12, 2020

Cuz you will be greatly missed until we meet again Jesus will take care of you you are in the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ peace brother

Kathy Miller

February 12, 2020

Uncle Jeff we all love you so much. We will miss you..... You always had a way of making people laugh, that's how I will remember you. There will be a big empty place in my life where you used to be.
I know that there is REJOICING IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW!!! ❤
We will see you again. ........

Staci Breece

February 12, 2020

I love you Uncle jeff! It's so hard to even find the words to say goodbye.... I have so many memories of you and me together lol You made me laugh probably more then anyone else ever has!
You will be forever missed and loved! Give mamaw and Pop a big hug and kiss for me please 💋
Pat im so extremely sorry for your loss and I love you!

James Groessel

February 11, 2020

Jeff was a very good person..Who overcame the world and found himself walking with the Lord.

I knew him and family.. Words can not describe the Love and joy that
anybody knowing them have always had again and again..
My family is this family in more ways than one..

Nan Gulley

February 11, 2020

My brother, I will love you always.