Cody Robert Downs
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Cody Robert Downs
Cody was born on Aug. 31, 1995, in Fond Du Lac, Wis., to David R. Downs Jr. and Annette Sue Hunt Downs, who survive at home.
He was a 2014 graduate of Lakeview High School and went on to earn his associate's degree in diesel mechanics from the University of Northwest Ohio. He worked for many years at Minor Acres and was currently employed at Flexospan in Sandy Lake.
Cody loved the outdoors and farming. He would spend hours on a tractor when given the chance. He also enjoyed working on farm equipment. In his earlier years he was a member of 4-H.
He was a good friend, spending most of his evening and weekends with friends. He will be remembered as a dear friend, a good young man who worked hard, and was often the voice of reason.
In addition to his parents, Cody is survived by his sister, Sara E. Downs of Jackson Center; paternal grandfather, David Downs Sr. and wife Diane of Ohio; maternal grandmother, Carol Ann Hunt of Kentucky; paternal aunt, Christine Townsend and husband Steve of Ohio; maternal aunts Angie Siemens and husband Mike of Kansas, Debbie Waltz and husband Larry of Indiana, Gayle Starkey and husband Rob of Mississippi, and Jeanette Burk and husband Rusty of Indiana; as well as numerous cousins and very dear friends.
Cody was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charles Hunt, and paternal grandmother Carolyn Downs.
Memorials may be made to the Mercer County 4-H, Box 530, Mercer, PA 16137
Cody "Cooter" Robert, 23, of Jackson Center.
Calling hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (4-16-19) at BLACK FUNERAL HOME of STONEBORO, 99 Franklin St. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.BlackFuneralHomes.net
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday (4-17-19) in the funeral home with the Rev. Virginia LaVan-Gadsby, pastor of New Lebanon Community Church, officiating.
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