Johnny Lee Downs, 66, of Little Elm, died Monday, August 19, 2013. Johnny was born June 3, 1947 in Moscow, OH to Andrew and Juanita (Boone) Downs. He married Lillian Ann Asbury on December 19, 1974 in McKinney, TX. He was a Vietnam Veteran in the US Marine Corp and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian of Little Elm; daughter, Johnna Risha Diviney of Aubrey; two step-daughters, Thonya Lewis and husband Tracy of Denton, Michelle Statler of Carrollton; one step-son, Larry Statler, Jr. of Corpus Christi; eleven grandchildren, Danielle, Dominik, Donovan, and Dawson Diviney, Rachel King, Christopher Cook, Courtny, Ashley, and Bret Lewis, Larissa and Lillian Statler; one brother, Jack Downs of Felicity, OH; one sister, Carolyn Blanton of Cincinnati, OH; mother-in-law, Mary Yingst of Little Elm. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 7:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Slay Memorial Chapel in Aubrey. A funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM, August 22, 2013 at Covenant Church in Cross Roads with Pastor Rod Parker officiating and burial following at Belew Cemetery. On-line condolences may be shared at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center Aubrey.