---- — OTTUMWA — James Leroy “Jim” Downing, 71, of 244 N. Moore, died June 25, 2013 at his home.
He was born Jan. 1, 1942 in Ottumwa to Jessie Raifenberry and Dorothy Downing.
Jim had been a resident of Ottumwa most of his life.
Surviving are two daughters, Crystal (Travis) Throgmartin of Ottumwa and Jennifer Downing of Kentucky; four granddaughters and four grandsons; two brothers, Larry Downing of Ottumwa and Terry Fridley of Fairfield; four sisters, Sue Reisch of Agency, Mary Hannah of Eldon, Jonetta Singh of Des Moines and Becky Parker of Marion, Ind.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Randy Fridley and Jackie Fridley; and a sister, Jane Davis.
Memorial services may be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family. Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.