In Memory

David Downs

David Downs

David Carleton Downs, 65, husband of Suzanne Downs, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at his home in Versailles, Kentucky. He was born April 19, 1957, in Ashland, Kentucky to the late James and Ruth Downs. David was a 1975 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland. He retired as Vice President of Fister, Inc. David was a faithful member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church. He also loved history which he shared with his daughter, enjoyed hunting, and loved his family more than anything.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Joy Downs Thielen.

David will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 26 years, Suzanne Boucher Downs, daughter, Sadie Chapman (Caleb), Versailles, brothers, Ralph Reed Downs (Lynda), Ashland, James Paul Downs, Jr, Ashland, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Graveside Services will follow at 1:00 pm at Rose Crest Cemetery with Dale Ragland officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Suite 800 Miami, Florida 33131, or to Melanoma Research at the U of L Health- Brown Cancer Center, ℅ Kara Salsman, 15th floor Rudd Center, 201 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202 or

Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and leave messages of condolence here on David’s tribute wall.


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04/14/23 08:56 PM #1    

Mike Gothard

I am so very sorry to hear of David's passing.  Memories are flooding back of fun times spent on summer breaks back in the 70's.  He was a good friend back then to so many of us.  God bless his family during this time of loss.  Rest In Peace my friend in your heavenly home.

04/18/23 06:48 AM #2    

Calvin Wright

I am deeply sadden by the passing of David. We were good friends in high school. I always liked him. He was a very good person. May he rest in peace. 

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