In Memoriam : Jack Downs
Jack C Downs - age: 72
(June 08, 1945 to May 15, 2018)
The family will be receiving friends Saturday May 19th at their Davie home from 2:00 PM. The funeral will be held at Landmark Funeral Home, Monday May 21 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Celebration of Life service at 7:00 pm.
Jack Clifton Downs, age 72 of Davie, Florida passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Jack was born in Washington, D. C., the son of the late Andrew Clifton and Nancy Elizabeth Downs. After graduating from North Miami Senior High School in June of 1964 he married his high school sweetheart Judy Lee Gunning in 1966. Jack and his sweetheart celebrated 52 years of marriage in January.
Jack had many jobs but the one he was most proud of was being a Hollywood Fire Fighter for 30 years. During that time he worked for the International Fire Fighters Association as a liaison, The Florida State Association from 1989 to 1995 working towards the betterment of all fire fighters across the State of Florida as the 5th District Vice President. He also held the Treasurers position for the Broward County Council of Processional Fire Fighters for ten years. Jack was one of three (Amigo’s – Jack Downs, Mike Brown, Pete Prior) pioneers who founded the Fire Fighters Local 3080. He was an advocate for all fire fighters from the rookies to the retirees, The True Definition of Brotherhood! Jack stood firm in his views and instilled the same in his family life.
Jack is survived by his wife Judy of 52 years; two daughters Ginger Lee 51 and Kimberly 47; two grand- children Amanda Lynn McCabe 24 and Paul Allen McCabe 21. Jack would be expecting his first great granddaughter Meriyah around July 17, 2018. He also leaves behind his brother Gene Andrew Downs and sister Amy Carol Downs; two nephews Donald Wayne Downs and wife Patty; great nephews Andrew Jessie and Johnathan and Patty’s daughter Olivia, Douglas Wesley Downs and wife Stacey and great niece Jazzlyn.
The family will be receiving friends Saturday May 19th at their Davie home from 2:00 PM. The funeral will be held at Landmark Funeral Home, Monday May 21 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Celebration of Life service at 7:00 pm. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers donations be made in loving memory of Jack Clifton Downs to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of South Florida, 1815 Griffin Road #204, Dania Beach, FL 33004 or http://seasonsfoundation.org/donate/