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Phillip Roy Downs

Male 1916 - 2002


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  • Name  Phillip Roy Downs  [1, 2, 3
    Born  7 Aug 1916  near Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Non-line Spouse 
    • He remarried to Genevieve Marie (Green) Cook in 1963.
    High School  1936  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Wapello High School 
    Obituary  Nov 2002  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper; republished at Find A Grave 
    • Philip R. Downs, 86, Wapello, died Tuesday, November 12, 2002, at the Wapello Nursing & Rehab Center, Wapello.

      Services are 2 p.m. Friday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello. The Reverend Harlan W. Winter will officiate. Burial will be at the Wapello Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Glenn Allen Post No. 5166 of Wapello.

      Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today, with 6:30 p.m. Masonic rites, at the funeral home.

      A memorial fund has been established for the Wapello Community Ambulance Service, the Wapello Rescue Unit and the Community Health Care of Wapello.

      Mr. Downs was born August 7, 1916, near Wapello, the son of Roy and Frankie Menefee Downs. He married Genevieve Green Cook May 4, 1963, in Washington. She preceded him in death September 25, 1981.

      He graduated from Wapello High School in 1936. He served with the Antitank Company of the 168th Infantry in the U.S. Army during World War II, having attained the rank of Corporal. He was a POW in Germany. He was a land surveyor for Louisa County. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wapello; a 50-year member of the Wapello Lodge No. 5 A.F. amp; A.M.; member of the KAABA Shrine; and a life member of the VFW Glenn Allen Post No. 5166. Survivors include a stepson, Lyle Cook of Wapello; three step-granddaughters; and several step- great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a stepdaughter, Sandra Fearing; and a sister, Virginia Harris.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Philip R. Downs; Ssn: 478-03-9105; Last Residence: 52653 Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, Usa; Born: 7 August 1916; Died: 12 November 2002; State (Year) Ssn Issued: Iowa (Before 1951)
    Died  12 Nov 2002  Wapello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID  I21265  All Families
    Last Modified  8 Mar 2014 

    Family  Jean Verlie Wagg,   b. 25 Aug 1925, Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1989, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified  12 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F7612  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1293] World Connect - Westfall: :605328, (last updated: Sat Aug 25 19:19:50 2001, contact Nancy Wagner [deceased]) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S12930] Downs, Phillip Roy - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, November 2002; republished at Find A Grave) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).