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Robert Alton Downing
Robert Alton Downing

Robert Alton Downing, of Wilmington, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at his home. He was 86.

Mr. Downing was the son of the late Robert Linwood Downing and Mary Esther Johnson Downing. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Downing.

Mr. Downing is survived by his wife, Norma Newton Downing, of the home; sons, Michael Downing and wife, Beth, and Randy Downing, of Wilmington; daughters, Debbie Wilson and Robert Jarrell, of Wilmington, and Karen Downing, of Wilmington; sister, Delores Lunsford, of Hartsville, South Carolina; grandchildren, Jake Wilson and wife, Becca, Zack Downing, Zeb Downing, Kelsey Downing, Shawn VanSlooten and Kayla Browning; and great-grandchildren, Wyatt Wilson and Kaylee Cannon.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Greenlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Russ Nanney officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or Harbor United Methodist Church, 4853 Masonboro Loop Road, Wilmington, NC 28409.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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