Phillip Downs

Phillip Wayne Downs

Thursday, August 23rd, 1951 - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Phillip Wayne Downs, 68, passed away January 16, 2020. Phillip was born in Washington, NC on August 23, 1951 to Oliver and Elizabeth “Bernice” Boyd Downs. He graduated from Indian River High School and took courses at Old Dominion University. Phillip served his country in the Air Force from 1970-1974. He later began a career in the United States Postal Service and held multiple supervisory positions. He spent many hours with his beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Gracie and devoted his life taking care of his mother, “Bernice”.

Besides his loving mother, he is survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

A service to celebrate his life with military honors will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2pm at Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake. The family will receive friends following the service. He will be laid to rest at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk at a later date. Please visit his Book of Memories at where you may view his service if unable to attend or leave a note to the family.
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  • Service

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 2:00pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family will receive friends following the service.
  • Interment

    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial State Veterans Cemetery
    5310 Milners Road
    SUFFOLK, VA 23434
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Lutricia Glunt

Posted at 01:31pm
I was looking for another obituary on the Graham website when I came upon Phil's picture and obituary. I just wanted you to know how shocked and sorry I am about your loss. I have thought about both of you for some reason. Now I know why. I had no idea that Phil had passed. My deepest condolences to you and the family.
Lutricia Glunt

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