Obituary: John Logan Downs Sr., 82, Cox’s Creek



John Logan Downs Sr., 82, of Cox’s Creek, died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at his residence. He was the son of the late Josh Edward and Catherine Bell Greenwell Downs and was born April 12, 1934 in Nelson County. He was a retired employee of General Electric with 37-1/2 years of service. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, a member of the Bardstown Moose Lodge, a farmer, and an avid fisherman.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Evelyn Barlow, and a grandson, John Logan “Trey” Downs.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mabel Hall Downs; three sons, John L. “Bootie” (Charlotte) Downs Jr. of New Haven, William J. “Joey” (Dianna) Downs of Bardstown and Jeffrey (Norma) Downs of Cox’s Creek; three sisters, Joann (Sonny) Spalding, Doris (Will) Constable, both of Bowling Green and Patsy (Billy) Carney of Mooresville; one brother, Billy (Ruby) Downs of Cox’s Creek; six grandchildren, Aimee Downs, Amanda Smith, Hallie Downs, Brianna Downs, Keith Tharp, John Logan Downs IV; five great-grandchildren, Addison Wethington, Sophia Downs, Wyatt Downs, Gracie Girdley, Abby Girdley; and several nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Jason Harris celebrating. Burial is in the church cemetery.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield with a 4 p.m. prayer service Monday.

The Houghlin Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.


Comments are closed