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Paul Dennis Downing, Sr., 75, of Savannah, Georgia, died Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2022, at Memorial University Medical Center.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of the late Dennis Thomas Downing and the late Norma Deal Downing. Paul was of the Catholic faith. He was a United States Army veteran. Paul graduated from Benedictine Military School and attended Armstrong Junior College. He was a retired Parts and Sales Director in automobile sales. Paul was a member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Knights of Columbus Council #631, and several other Irish organizations.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his live-in girlfriend of 22 years, Janie R. Edenfield, and his sister, Lynne Downing.

Survivors include his son, Paul Dennis Downing, Jr. and his partner, Craig Dinerman; one sister, Sharon Lysaught and her husband, Orville, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 o’clock, Friday evening, May 27, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, May 28, 2022, at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by the Reverend Joseph A. Smith.

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  1. Richard Mangan says:

    Dennis & Family :

    You are in our prayers as we remember your Dad as a lifelong Friend and Teammate at Sacred Heart & Benedictine. He was a good and loyal Friend and a dedicated and fierce competitor on the gridiron and the basketball court
    He was a Brother Cadet ’66 in life and now a member of the Communion of Souls with his parents in the loving arms of his Lord & Savior. Requiescat in Pace.

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  3. Michael Gainey says:

    To Paul and his family Even though we haven’t seen each other for over 55 years I still remember you quite well at Sacred Heart. You are quite a character especially in six grade with sister Agnes Joseph. Your dad was a great person as well. To the family my deepest condolences and even though I won’t be able to make it to the funeral you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I live in Kansas now plan to move back to Savannah soon and hope someday to meet Paul’s family See you in heaven my friend. Mike Gainey

  4. Roy Banks says:

    Rest In Peace, Paul!

  5. Charles hendricks says:

    Paul punted for us on the Savannah Indians semi pro football team

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