Charles Dennis Downing — “Dennis” to his friends and family — went home to Jesus on Monday, Feb. 3, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 51 years old.
Dennis was born in Pawhuska, Okla., on Dec. 2, 1962, to Charles Jr. and Gladys Downing. He graduated from Pearl High School in Pearl, Miss., in 1980. He married Robin Cross on June 2, 1984, in Snyder, Tex.
Dennis received his BA in Business from his beloved Texas Tech University (Go Raiders!) in 1991.
Dennis had a passion for bow hunting and clay pigeon shooting. He spent most of his time outside four-wheeling and tending to his fish and deer feeders. Dennis was a TV and movie lover who enjoyed going to the theatre. He enjoyed working with his company G.W. Trucking which he owned for 21 years. He greatly valued and appreciated his employees.
Dennis is survived by his wife Robin; and his three daughters, Meagan, who attends Baylor University in Waco, Allison, who attends Texas Tech in Lubbock, and Hannah, who is a student at Snyder High School. He is also survived by his parents, Charles Jr. and Gladys Downing of Denver City, Tex.; sister, Denise Thornton and her husband Elvin of Pearl, Miss.; his in-laws, Fred and Ann Cross of Snyder; brother-in-law and family, Matt and Becky Cross of Snyder; and his nephews and nieces, Samuel, Antonio, Victoria, and Elayna Cross.
Dennis was a man of God, a beloved husband, devoted father, loving son, and caring friend. He will be greatly missed by many but will one day be reunited with his loved ones in Heaven.
Visitation will be held at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home from 6 - 7 p.m. on Thursday. The burial will take place prior to the funeral at Hillside Memorial Gardens on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The funeral will begin at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church with a reception immediately following.
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