Thomas ‘Tiny’ Edward Downs

Thomas “Tiny” Edward Downs, 60, of Kalkaska, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
Tom was born on Oct. 6, 1957 in Detroit, to the late Russell and Mechel (Siever) Downs.
He was born and raised in Grosse Ile, where he learned the love of hunting and fishing at a young age. Tom moved to Kalkaska in 1978 and has been with Fochtman’s Carquest for 40 years. In 2012, Tom together with his wife Sharron, purchased Fochtman’s Carquest that helped fulfill their dreams of becoming owners.
He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all that relied on his expertise with engines.
Tom is survived by his wife Sharron; and son, Aaron.
Sharron and Tom would have celebrated 20 years of marriage on July 31, 2018.
He is also survived by his siblings: Ann (Craig) Eldredge, Russell T. (Lisa) Downs and John C. (Chie) Downs; nephews, Patrick (Jamie) Eldredge, Christopher Eldredge, William Downs, J.R. Downs and Johnathan Downs; niece, Mechel Downs; great niece and nephew, Laura and Hunter; stepdaughters, Jody Boyer and Janelle Taylor; grandchildren: Amber Wilkins, Brittanie Snarski, David Collins, Brianna Collins, Hunter Eldredge, Nathan Bordeau and Aubrie Rose Bordeau; along with great-grandson, Raymond Snarski.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Mechel Downs; and his brother Michael Downs.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Tom’s name to the Kalkaska County 4-H. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Kalkaska Church of Christ. Andy Bratton will officiate the service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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