James R. Downs

December 16, 1936October 9, 2013

James R. Downs, 76 of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Derby City Bop Club and the Moose Lodge. Jimmy loved to laugh, joke, dance and sing, he will be sorely missed.

Jimmy is survived by his children, Robin Bennett (Jim), Sandy Downs and Lisa Newkirk (Derek), five grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Clemons and a brother, Charles Downs.

A celebration of Jimmy's life will be conducted at 10am October 14, 2013 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd. with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be heldSunday, 2-8 pm and after 9am the day of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. 912 Killian Hill Road S.W. ,Lilburn, GA 30047


  • Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2013
  • Celebration of James' Life Monday, October 14, 2013

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Linda Henderson

October 14, 2013

To live in the hearts ... we leave behind
Is Not To DIE

May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you ....

Your in our thoughts and prayers ... Love Leon & Linda Henderson

bobby parker

October 13, 2013

rusty was my wife's step father and even though they lost brenda a while back ,they stayed close....i will alway remember him calling and telling us to come out to trackside,to the wynn romm he had a table for us all...and the joy in their faces when they talked about her mom....he always had a kind word..r.i.p.

Gary Sipes

October 12, 2013

My heart is sad at the passing of my life long friend's father. Rusty is at peace now. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. All my love to Robin Sandy and Lisa. Love Gary

Kathryn Vauthrin

October 12, 2013

Derek and Lisa and family. I didn't know your dad, but having lost my dad in February, I know your pain. Words don't mean much, but I'm asking God to give you comfort at this time. Kathryn Vauthrin

October 12, 2013

Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in God's eternal peace. From a grateful American.

Wayne & Dana Lewis

October 10, 2013

Our thoughts are with you always. May the memories of your dad keep you smiling. Peace be still and know God is with you..With love to you all.