A memorial service for Seth Reynolds Downs, Jr., 62, of Conroe will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 12:30 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Rev. Gene Kendrick officiating. A memorial service will be held in Kilgore, Texas on Sunday, February 15th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Lukes Methodist Church, service offered by Rev. Robert Besser.
Mr. Downs was born on August 30, 1941 in Kilgore, Texas and passed away on February 4, 2004 in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Roswell New Mexico Military Academy and served in the United States Army from 1964 - 1967. He graduated from the University of North Texas and served as past president of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was the founder and president of Business Telephone Systems, Inc. of Atlanta, GA., and held a position on the Board of Directors for North American Telecommunications Association. He was a dirt bike enthusiast and was co-owner of Corpus Christi Motor Sports.
Seth is the son of the late Dr. Seth R. Downs, Sr., and the late Essie Edith Boyd Downs of Kilgore, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Downs of Conroe; sons, David Downs and wife Shelia of Corpus Christi, and Todd T. Downs and wife Angela of Montgomery; brother, Jay Downs of Dallas; grandchildren, Jagger, Seth, and Kara Zachary Downs of Montgomery and Claudia Downs of Corpus Christi. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 297153, Houston, Texas 77297.