Carroll W Downing Sr  May 16 1947  March 17 2020

Carroll W Downing Sr May 16 1947 March 17 2020

May 16 1947 March 17 2020
Carroll W. Downing, Sr. May 16, 1947 – March 17, 2020 Share this obituary Send Flowers Upload Photo| Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card CARROLL W. DOWNING, SR., 72 Carroll W. Downing, Sr. of Frostproof passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born May 16, 1947 in Qulin, MO to the late Rufus and Bessie Downing; he moved to Frostproof in 2004 from Belleville, IL. He was a veteran of Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army. Following his military service, he began his career working for McDonnell-Douglas, later Boeing airline manufacturer and was later a service station owner in Cahokia, IL. He was the owner and operator of The Boat Place in Belleville, IL; following his semi-retirement in Frostproof, he was a long time manager at Whidden Mobile Home Park and worked at Gary’s Boating Center. He was an avid fisherman and racing fan. He was a member of the Illinois Bass Anglers Assoc., Mid State Bass Anglers Assoc., Allied Auto Racing Assoc. and former member of NASCAR. He was also kind to his friends and neighbors and could fix anything they brought him. He was the Chief Summer Entertainer for his grandchildren, taking them of many adventures camping, fishing and hiking. He coined the phrase with them, “What happens at grandpa’s stays at grandpa’s”. Carroll was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Downing and R.C. Downing; and a granddaughter, Regan Maddy. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Lena Downing; daughter, Cathie Maddy and husband, Ryan of O’Fallon, MO; son, Wayne Downing, Jr. and his wife, Allison of Edwardsville, IL; brothers, Sonny Downing of Roxana, IL and Berneal Downing of Wood River, IL; six grandchildren, Payton Downing, Colin Maddy, Ellie Bozarth, A.J. Downing, Annie Bozarth and Claire Maddy; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Due to current recommendations by the CDC, memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Carroll W Downing Sr May 16 1947 March 17 2020.

Marion Nelson Funeral Home

Death notice for the town of: Frostproof, state: Florida

death notice Carroll W Downing Sr May 16 1947 March 17 2020

obituary notice Carroll W Downing Sr May 16 1947 March 17 2020

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  1. I am sorry to hear of the loss of Carroll. I know no words can ease the pain of losing him. Thinking of all of you. Carroll was a very special person and will be sorely missed. He had an amazing spirit and I have wonderful memories of him. I just wanted to offer my condolences, may he rest easy.



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