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John "Jack" Mulcahy Downes, Jr.

August 29, 1940 ~ May 20, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

John "Jack" Downes, Jr. Obituary

Jack entered life on this earth on August 29, 1940 in New Orleans, LA. And departed this life into Eternity with the Lord on May 20, 2023. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 11:00 AM at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, Opelika, AL 36801. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM prior to the service. A private burial will be held after the service.

Jack is preceded by his parents, John M. Downes, Sr. and Evelyn Blumenthal Downes; his siblings Gaynell Downes, Barbara Downes Vaugn, Dan Downes, and his half-sister, Muriel Ann Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Williams Downes; his sons Greg Downes (Kimberly), Jeff Downes (Penny), and Scott Downes (Dawn); his stepdaughter Jessica Lawson Mure’ (Joey) and stepson Lee Lawson (Regan); and his 17 beloved grandchildren, Lauren, Corey, Chad, Sydney, Harrison, Alex, Brendan, and Beckett Downes; Annie, Lily Kate, Chapel, Adler, and Tyndall Mure’; Knox, Greer, Libby, and Ann Garrett Lawson.

Jack served in the United States Marine Corp and Reserves as 1st SGT. He received his Juris Doctor from Jones School of Law. Jack retired from 36 years at the VA Regional Office of Montgomery, Alabama as Claims Service Center Manager. After retirement and relocating to Auburn, AL. in 2003, Jack enjoyed many volunteer opportunities at Habitat for Humanity, Calloway Gardens, AUMC Food Pantry, ARM, Jubilee Ministry, and Harvesters, and as a Bailiff at the Lee County Justice Center.

The family would also like to give a special thank you to Compassus Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Jack and the family during his last two months.

Donations may be made to the AUMC Food Pantry, AUMC Reach Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, or to the charity of your choice.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
May 24, 2023

10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Jeffcoat - Trant, Alabama, Opelika

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 24, 2023

11:00 AM
Jeffcoat - Trant Chapel, Alabama, Opelika

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