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Charles “Chuck” Downs

d. September 12, 2023

Charles “Chuck” Downs, age 69, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born on September 6, 1954 in Lincoln, Illinois, the son of Howard “Red” and

Marie Downs.

Mourning his passing are his son, Dylan (Lily) Downs; his daughter, Molly Downs; grandchildren, Elliana Downs and Teddy Downs; brothers, Harold M. Downs, Paul T. (Cheryle) Downs and John H. (Tammy) Downs; sisters, Joanne Wheatley, Marlene (Dale) Trueblood, and Dorothy Downs; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathleen Poteet; and brother, Darrell Downs.

Chuck worked as an elevator constructor for most of his life. He loved water and snow skiing, playing golf, and riding motorcycles. He also enjoyed playing the drums.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside services will be held on Monday,

September 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

The family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL. Online

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  1. Love you uncle Chuck, thank you for always loving your family (a lot of us) hope you Rest Easy, love Katie

  2. Condolences to your family , may Chuck rest in peace.

  3. Hey Jodi, I’m so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He comes from a large family that will all be together again.
    Of that, I’m sure. May you and your family find peace

  4. So sorry for your loss. I’m sure you have lots of memories to get you thru this difficult time.

  5. Not only a drummer but you walked to the beat of your own drum through life! Goodbye my friend! You will be missed by many! 😢

  6. Not only a drummer but you walked to the beat of your own drum through life! Goodbye my friend! You will be missed by many! 😢

  7. My deepest condolences to the Downs family.
    May he rest in peace.

  8. Our condolences to the Downs family.

  9. You are gone, but not far away. God was ready to bring you home, Chuck. God’s angels are with you!! Chris and I send our sincerest condolences to your family! We were blessed to have had you as our friend Chuck!!!! We love you and miss you!! Sheila is right,You walked to the beat of your own drum through life. GOD BLESS YOU! We love you friend!! Rest in Peace!!

  10. Paul (Cookie) Jocko and all the Downs family. My condolence by the passing of Chuck.

  11. Rest in eternal peace Chuck.

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