Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Don Downer


11/27/1940 - 02/14/2020


Don Downer, age 79 of Murphy, NC passed away Friday, February 14, 2020.

He was born in Denver, Colorado to the late George and Mary Gabriel Downer. Don worked for Car Quest in Blairsville, GA. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer; he especially loved camping at Gibson Cove. After starting his family in Santa Barbara, CA he relocated his family to Murphy in 1976 to the mountains where he loved living. Pop, as he was loving known as, loved his family. Don was a member of Little Brasstown Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Eric Downer.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Annette Hyatt Downer; one daughter, Karie Clayton and husband Bryan; two granddaughters, Laynee Adams and husband Jerome and Lacie Knight; three great-grandchildren, Harper Clayton, Blakelee Knight and Brixton Adams.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:30 pm, Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Little Brasstown Baptist Church. Rev. Aud Brown will officiate. Music will be provided by Susie Graham. Pallbearers will be Jerome Adams, Kenny Hall, Wayne Wells, Keith Zimmerman, Cameron Smith and Ben Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Car Quest in Blairsville,

The family will receive friends from 5 pm - 6:30 pm, Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Little Brasstown Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Little Brasstown Baptist Church Brotherhood, PO Box 12, Brasstown, NC 28902.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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