Rick Downs

Rick Downs, 63 of Moore, SC formerly of El Dorado, AR, died on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at his home following a sudden death. He was born on December 31, 1949, to Lynn and Maxine Farley Downs in Hope, AR.

He was retired from Pilcher Hamilton in Greer, SC where he worked as Vice President of Manufacturing. He was a former plant manager of the Prescolite Plant in El Dorado. Richard was a graduate of Henderson State University, and attended Hillsboro Church of Christ in El Dorado, AR. He enjoyed bird hunting and was a member of the Spartanburg Gun Club.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Alisa Taylor Downs of Moore; SC, daughters, Meagan (Arnie) Pope of Duncan, SC, Brooke (Marty) Key of Simpsonville, SC; a sister Lyndae Harris of Little Rock, AR; and five grandchildren, Kennedy Key, Wilson Key, Walker Key, Abby Grace Pope and Banks Pope.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Thursday, January 10, 2013, in Young’s Chapel with Bro. Paul Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held wednesday, January 9,2013 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 810 Maxwell Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646 or to the Southeastern Children’s Home, 115 Childrensway, Duncan, SC 29334.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Grace Calhoun

January 26, 2013

Alisa & Family: So sorry about Ricky. Seems I have always known him after working with his mother for about 10 yrs. when he was just a child & then working with him in Engineering and then again when he became Plant Mgr. He was so respected by all who knew him. My sympathy to all your family.
Grace (Norsworthy) Calhoun

Delia Tatum-Miller

January 21, 2013

Lisa, we are so sorry to hear of your great loss.The Lord we serve does not make mistakes, but pickup the pieces and travel on in his name. Our family will be praying for you and the family's strength. With Love--The Elder Rashia Tatum family--Lockhart, LA

Robby Ingram

January 21, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Rick during the time he worked at Keystone Lighting. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I pray for God's comfort to his family.

January 20, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Rick long distance (Prescolite San Leandro,CA) for many years. He was well respected by his supervisors and peers alike. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Jackie Lobeck, San Lorenzo, CA

Roger Bastien

January 19, 2013

Rick will be missed by his California friends as well. He was a pleasant person to work with and had a good heart.

Marvin Dodgens

January 14, 2013

Had the pleasure of working with Rick for 2 years. Sad to see him go so young. Condolences to his family and friends

Lacey Mims

January 13, 2013

My condolences to Rick's family.

Rick had the personality that made him an eternal foundation of our past. He will be forever be young in our minds.

Never forgotten.

Deepest sympathy for your loss.

Marsha Buford

January 11, 2013

May GOD BLESS and KEEP you and your family during this difficult time...take care!

Christina Campbell (Rios)

January 11, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandy Hilyard

January 11, 2013

Thinking of Ricky's family and sending prayers for each one.