Thomas E. Downs

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Thomas E. Downs

October 06, 1957 - July 28, 2018

Thomas E. Downs Thomas "Tiny" Edward Downs, 60, of Kalkaska, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Tom was born on Oct. 6, 1957 in Detroit to the late Russell and Mechel (Siever) Downs.
He was born and raised in Grosse Ile, where he learned the love of hunting and fishing at a young age. Tom moved to Kalkaska in 1978 and had been with Fochtman's Carquest for 40 years. In 2012 Tom, together with his wife, Sharron, purchased Fochtman's Carquest that helped fulfill their dreams of becoming owners.
He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who relied on his expertise with engines.
Tom is survived by his wife, Sharron, and son, Aaron. Sharron and Tom would have celebrated 20 years of marriage on July 31, 2018.
He is also survived by his siblings, Ann (Craig) Eldredge, Russell T. (Lisa) Downs and John C. (Chie) Downs; nephews, Patrick (Jamie) Eldredge, Christopher Eldredge, William Downs, J.R. Downs and Johnathan Downs; niece, Mechel Downs; great-niece and nephew, Laura and Hunter; stepdaughters, Jody Boyer and Janelle Taylor; grandchildren, Amber Wilkins, Brittanie Snarski, David Collins, Brianna Collins, Hunter Eldredge, Nathan Bordeau and Aubrie Rose Bordeau; and great-grandson, Raymond Snarski.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Mechel Downs; and his brother, Michael Downs.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kalkaska Church of Christ. Andy Bratton will officiate the service.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Tom's name to the Kalkaska County 4-H.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on August 5, 2018
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