Richard "Dick" Michael Downs

April 29, 1933 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 87)


Richard Michael “Dick” Downs, 87, of Spring Bay, IL, passed away at 10:00 pm on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, IL. He was born on April 29, 1933 in Peoria, IL to Emanuel Martis and Georgia Demaris (Huggins) Downs. He married Judith Ann Turl on June 13, 1953.

Surviving are his children, Richard Downs of Pekin, IL, Kimberly (Mike) Todd of East Peoria, and Kirstie Doerr of Germantown Hills; twelve grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Judith, daughter Kelly King, son Randy Downs, brother David Downs, and his beloved dog, Toby.

Dick was self-employed in the printing industry and was the owner/operator of “Any Color Inc.” since 1985. He enjoyed bowling and golf, won the Jr. Men’s JS tennis tournament in 1950, and won the Greater Peoria Singles bowling tournament one year. He was a member of the RiversEdge United Methodist Church in Spring Bay, IL.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A family memorial service will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel with Pastor Binu Peniel officiating. Burial of Ashes will be in Spring Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to South Side Mission, 1127 South Laramie Street, Peoria, IL 61605. Online condolences at


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