Mr. John Paul Downing, 79, of Interlochen, Fla., passed away July 18, 2019, at the Haven Hospice facility in Palatka, Fla. He was born April 29, 1940, at 548 Madison Ave., Cape Charles, the home of his maternal grandmother. He was the second son of the late Clarence Earl Downing Sr. and the late Annie Mae Davis Downing and was reared in Birdsnest.
Mr. Downing was an avid gardener, and for most of his employment career, he was a landscaper.
He is survived by his four children, Michael, Kathy, Jacqueline, and Alicia; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara D. Moore, of St. Petersburg, Fla., three brothers, C.E. Downing Jr., of Cape Charles, James W Downing Sr., of Clarksboro, N.J., and Sidney F. Downing, of Miles Wharf; his devoted and loyal 1958 NHS classmate friends, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Webb, of Wilsonia Neck.
He was predeceased by two infant sisters, Betty G. Downing and Emily K. Downing.