Anthony (Tony) Ross Downen, 63, passed away June 11, 2022 at his home with his family at his side. Tony was born on December 29, 1958 to Samuel and Hazle (Thorne) Downen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Sammy Downen, Robert Downen, Paul Downen, Royal Downen, and his sisters, Rachel Lowe and Mary Abigail Downen.
Tony is survived by his wife Carolyn (Kidwell) Downen whom he married on December 22, 2000; granddaughter, Kylee Ann Arvin; his siblings, Vic Downen and his wife Karen, Martha “Duffer” Downen of Vincennes, Gloria Worland of Linton, Georgia Stasulis and her husband Al, of Mississippi, Sandy Hall of Alabama, John Downen of New York, and Jennifer Daily and her son Carter, of Vincennes. Tony is also survived by his sister-in-law Carol Downen of Wheatland and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Tony was a 1977 graduate of South Knox High School and of the Christian Faith. He was a farmer all of his life, loved trucking in his Peterbilt, loved tractor pulling and raising cattle, and the many cookouts at home with his family and friends. He was also a member of the Palymra Township Advisory Board and the Eagles at Bicknell, IN. Tony loved Kylee Ann with all of his heart and since the day she was born she had papaw wrapped around her finger. Papaw taught her how to take care of the land, farming, driving tractors,, taking care of livestock and many other lessons she will treasure.
Friends may visit with Tony’s family from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes, IN. Tony’s funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home with Darrel Bobe officiating. Tony will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online memories may be shared with Tony’s family and friends at www.goodwinsievers.com. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is privileged and honored to be entrusted with the care of Tony.