OBITUARY

William "Bill" Downs

November 9, 1948May 4, 2013

William “Bill” Downs, 64, resided in Channelview, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Bill worked at San Jacinto College for 22years. He was born in Galveston, Texas, on November 9, 1948, to Lawrence & Ruth Downs. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by 3sisters, Mabel, Patsy and Charolotte. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Betty Downs; 4 children, Dana, Debra, Mike and Chris; brother, Bob & wife Melinda; 3 sisters, Booties, Geneva, Loyce; 5 grandchildren, Ashley, Aaron, William, Jordan and Racheal and two great-grandchildren, Kaden and Braylen . Beside his family his greatest passion was riding his motorcycle.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Grand View Funeral Home. Services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. in The Chapel of Grand View Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park. Online memorial tributes may be placed at www.grandviewfunerals.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2013

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Ashley Lawrence

September 28, 2013

Hey papa! I miss you so much! I think about you everyday && wish you were still here! Please watch over everyone from heaven! And I can't wait till the day I see you again! I saw grandma not long ago, and wish I could have seen you, and i wish you could have met my little boys their my whole world, they sure loved grandma! I love you with all my heart & you'll always be on my mind and in my heart! I love you! xoxo.

DANA MOSLEY

September 27, 2013

I Miss You more than you'll ever know Daddy. May God watch over you and Keep you. With All My Heart and Soul. I Love You XOXOXOXOXOXO

April Couts

May 17, 2013

Mr. Bill has been my neighbor for the last 6 years. He has looked out for me an my kids and was always a joy to talk to. Even when he wasn't well he came out to help us. My prayers to the family. He will be dearly missed by all

Charles Bailey

May 13, 2013

To the Downs Family. Bill I always enjoyed taking to you about the Lord and Motorcycles which I knew you loved both. You will be missed my friend, will see you soon indeed.

Charles Bailey,
San Jacinto College
North Campus Electrical Group

ruth arnold

May 12, 2013

I Met bill 25 or so years ago. I met him again 25 years or more at Bob and Melinda's house, my very best friends . We all have something in common that was motorcycles. I shared about a trip I have taken from Houston to Rio does New Mexico on my motorcycle. Of course daydreams started about taking another one. Some of us are motorcycles the rest of us falling in cars. One last ride with the Wind and her face And the freedom that only comes from riding your bike. Just you and the wind. Will bill I want you to know We're still going to go on that ride one day. The difference will be will be taking your heart. Myself and Jerry Bob and Melinda. It's a date in the air that only a bike rider knows. I know although I did not really know you Your brother, Melinda, Jerry and I will take that ride with you. God bless love andrespect to you and your family

Roy Brindley

May 9, 2013

Bill was one of my best friends who I loved to hear laugh and even though he has gone on I will look for him in glory. Thank you Bill for being my friend of 22 years.
You will be missed brother.

Roy & Sabrina

Lori Bullock

May 9, 2013

Another passing to the other side.....it is so devastatingly tough I pray for Bills family to find comfort and peace knowing he's gone on to a much more graceful, peaceful and heavenly place...luv you all

Gary Ladner

May 8, 2013

We are truly sorry at Bills passing. You will truly be in our prayers. God being the God of all comfort, He will comfort you at this time. May God bless your family. Your life long friends Gary & Albert Ladner & our families.

Ashley Lawrence

May 7, 2013

I love you papa forever.

Ashley Lawrence

May 7, 2013

I love you so much papa! I'm going to miss you dearly! You were the best grandpa ever, may you rest in peace. I know God will take good care of you! I love you more than anything.

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