Billy Stephen Downs

Billy Stephen Downs, 64, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Fort Smith. He was born July 25, 1948 in Oxnard, Calif., to Paul Willis and Alice Aileen (Hibbs) Downs.

He was a retired farmer and was of the Pentecostal faith. He enjoyed driving and going to yard sales.

He is preceded in death by two daughters, Laurina Weaver and Aundria Roddy; one brother, James Willis Downs and one stepbrother, Aubrey Culp; two stepsisters, Rose Marie Culp and Jeannett Culp.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, April 16, at Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

He is survived by two sons, Billy Stephen Downs II of Frazier Park, Calif., and Bradley James Downs of La Mirada, Calif.; two stepsisters, Jennie Sooter of Berryville and Jackie Downs of Chino, Calif.; one sister, Brenda Watkins of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; four brothers, Dale Downs of Booneville, Paul Downs of Lucerne Valley, Calif., Duke and Adrian Downs, both of Chino, Calif; stepbrothers, Leroy Culp of Tulsa, Okla., and David Culp of Chino, Calif.; best friend and companion, Irene Ruiz of Booneville; and 13 grandchildren

Pallbearers were Tyler Porter, Chad Simpson, Joseph Costa, Alex Downs, Brandon Smith and Cody Simpson. Honorary pallbearer was Lyle Wright.