The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

March 29, 2014

Robert W. Downing

Robert W. Downing, 48, of Danville passed away on March 27, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Jan. 20, 1966, in Sacramento, Calif., the son of, Robert Eugene and Antoinette Marie (Demore) Downing. He married Renee D. Lansaw on Sept. 21, 1990, in Danville. She survives.

He will be deeply missed by his wife; two daughters, Erica R. Downing of Danville and Ashlee R. (Jeremy R.) Ames of Danville; two grandchildren, Amira R. Downing and Khai A. Williams; two brothers, Michael (Sandra) Downing of California and Keith Downing of California; two sisters, Kathy Moore of Chrisman and Christina Kitts of Florida.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Antoinette Downing.

He was a kind, loyal, hard-working and honest man. Bob worked as a production supervisor at Flex-N-Gate for over 20 years and then became an engineer for the CSX Railroad, where he worked for 10 years.

Most of all, he loved his family. His family felt his love and devotion each and every day. His grandchildren are the light of his life. Bob also loved to golf, cook and fish.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 31, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, with Pastor James Blue officiating. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Springhill Cemetery in Danville.

Please join Bob’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of him through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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