Stephen "Scooby" Paul Downing, 64, Brown County, passed away April 27 in Daviess County, Indiana. Steve was born July 30, 1949 in Indianapolis the son of Shirley E. Downing Piper. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving aboard the USS Howard W. Gilmore. Steve's occupation was doing safety checks for power plants. He belonged to ABATE of Indiana, was medical director for the ABATE Boogie, Brown County Biker Fest & Plummer River Rally. He belonged to the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 678, Plainfield, IN, Evansville Hadi Shriners, where he volunteered transporting children to the Shriners Childrens' Hospital and the Scottish Rite. Steve served as Chief of Trevalac VFD, he was a First Responder & had served as a Brown County Deputy Coroner. Steve also served as an Industrial Medical Tech. and was retired from Indianapolis Power and Light CO.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Downing of Brown County; four children, Jeffrey Carter and his wife Stephanie, Crystal Johnson and her husband Donnie, Annie Fife and her fiancé Jason Waltz and Danica Downing; eight grandchildren, Chelsea Downing, Christopher Johnson, Taylor Downing, Alisha Johnson, Hunter Downing, Michael Gordon, Brooklyn Johnson and Sierra Carter; a brother, Earl Piper and his wife Anna; two sisters, Judy Napier and Nancy Livingston and her husband John; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Schierenberg and Janice Price; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and a son, Stephen Paul Downing II.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 North, Nashville, IN from 2:00 to 7:30 PM. A Masonic Memorial Service is scheduled for 7:30 PM and Military Honors by the Brown County Veterans Honor Guard will conclude services. If friends so desire Memorial Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, Mo 63131 or to ABATE of Indiana, P.O. Box 665, Bargersville, IN 46106.
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