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Samuel Tildon Downs
August 16, 1940 ~ November 6, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Samuel Tildon Downs, 83, Dearing, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on November 6, 2023.
Samuel was born in Gibson, Georgia on August 16, 1940, grew up in Glascock County, moved to Harlem in 1969, lived most of his adult life in Harlem and relocated to the Dearing area just this year. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Marshall Baptist Church, Thomson, Georgia. He worked as a big machine mechanic with Yancy Brothers for 43 years until finally retiring. Samuel enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping and loved spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Downs, Sr. and Nancy Griffin Downs, and his brothers, Clifford Downs and Billy Downs and his first wife, Betty Jo Powell. Samuel’s survivors include his devoted wife of 19 years, Elsie Keller Downs; his son, Bobby Olin Downs (Linda); his daughters, Sharon Ashcraft (Danny), Pamela Fitzgerald (James), Peggy Murray and Darlene Burke; his grandchildren, Robert Downs (Kelley), Kimberly Ashcraft, Danny Ashcraft, Jr., Christopher Downs, William Ashley Fitzgerald, Brittany McKee (Josh) and Shane Kent (Sherry); and his great grandchildren, Tristen Downs, Olin Downs, Addisyn McKee, Hamilton McKee, Tildon Downs, Tegan Downs, Fulton McKee, Taten Downs, Leila Kent, Makayla Kent, McKenzie Kent, Madison Kent and Christopher Kent and many great great grandchildren.
Samuel’s family will receive friends at Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, Georgia on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. His Funeral Service will be held at in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with the Interment following at Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown, Georgia.
The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the medical and administrative staff of Regency Hospice.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Samuel Tildon Downs.