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George Downing

January 22, 1959 ~ April 19, 2018 (age 59)

George Downing
George Lee Downing, 59, of Burlington, died at 3:34 AM Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Born January 22, 1959, in Highland City, FL, he was the son of Joe and Inez Downing. On June 1, 1996, he married his wife Tina in Shakespeare Garden in Crapo Park. 

He worked at Garrett's Sandblasting and Painting in Mediapolis as an industrial painter.

He was an animal whisperer and he enjoyed fishing. There wasn't anything George couldn't fix. But most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Tina Downing of Burlington; two daughters, Heather (Dustin) Dykes of Burlington, and Elizabeth Bowen of Ft. Madison; four grandsons, Phillip King, Coltin King, Jordan Sherman; and Jayden Bowen: two granddaughters, Madison Monaco and Mallorie Monaco; one sister, Mary of Tampa, FL; and one brother Bobby Joe Downing of Island City, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one nephew, on brother, and one sister. 

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

A visitation for Mr. Downing will be Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Loft on Jefferson. A time to witness and pray will be lead by Revered Melisa Bracht-Wagner at 6:30 PM.

A memorial has been established for his family.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting George's obituary at

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