William Francis Lee Downing Jr

By May 22, 2012 Obituaries




William Francis Lee Downing Jr., 65 of Summerville, Loving Husband, Father & Brother entered into eternal rest of May 22, 2012.

William (Bubba) Dowing Jr is survived by his wife Jeanette (Ward) Downing, two sons, William (Billy) Downing III and Michael Downing, five sisters, Sandra Easterling, Joyce Johnson, Virginia (Jenny) Baker, Christina (Tina) Dunning and Charlene Hickerson all of Charleston, 12 nieces and nephews and 7 great nieces and nephews.


He will be greatly missed!


  • Barbara Gail Ward Williams says:

    Dearest Aunt Jeanette, Billy & Michael,
    Uncle Bubba will always be remembered as the most gentle and sweet Uncle that always had a smile on his face. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone. I and all the family will miss him until we are reunited in heaven.
    My deepest sympathies to you, my dear Aunt Jeanette wife of 45 years and to your sons Michael and Billy (Williams Jr.)
    All our love and thoughts of peace to you, We love you all. xxxooo
    Call me anytime, We need to stay closer than ever now.
    Barbara (your niece), Bailey Rose (great niece) and all of us were lucky enough to know you!!

  • Elizabeth Jeanne Perrington says:

    To My sweetest, Dearest Aunt Jeanette,
    My love and prayers have ALWAYS included you & Uncle Bubba, along with the greatest Daddy in the world (Skeeter). I know i have been off the beaten path, but my heart has the fondest & warmest memories of Uncle Bubba and how he loved you so! He will be greatly missed though he is where i want to be when my turn comes. He was the sweetest and generous man that anyone would have been privelaged to know. Barbara Gail said it all when she wrote that he always had a smile on his face and a helping hand when he was able. The whole family has been blessed when you two married, and wow, boy does time fly! I am thankful that i did get to see the two of you at Daddy’s on one of my rare visits to South Carolina. I love you Aunt Jeanette and am proud to be able to have grown up in my formitive years. Grandma Goude, J.C., Daddy,Johnny, Tillman, Tom and even J.B. are all now together, I pray in a big ole family reumion in Heaven. He had the sweetest face that had love for you and love of family, even strangers could tell that! Now I have your# get ready to hear from your niece often! I love you so much Jeanette, you were to my heart the big sister i never had(that always) had a good word of advice for a hard-headed young gal! Uncle Bubba will be greatly missed, but always loved. Jeanette, I love you & yours,
    Your Niece,

  • Stephanie Cunningham says:

    Dearest Jeannette,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We met briefly a few years ago when I came to SC to move my sister, Kathy, back to Tennessee. Your and Bubba’s thoughtfulness, kindness and generosity towards my sister have endeared you to my heart. You opened your home and hearts and I am so thankful. May your sweet Bubba rest in peace. And know that we are thinking about you and your loved ones at this difficult time. God Bless you and may He watch over you.