Jeffrey Ray Downer, 45, of Bunker Hill, passed away suddenly at 10:28 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
He was born June 1, 1970, in Alton, the son of Larry E. and Linda (Hargrave) Downer of Shipman.
Jeffrey was formerly married to Lynet (Heinrich) Downer of Brussels. He is now with his loving companion, Tracy Driver of Bunker Hill.
Jeff enjoyed racing, working in the garage, camping and most of all spending time with his family.
He is survived by his son, Justin M. Downer of Bunker Hill; maternal grandmother, Eileen Hargrave of Bunker Hill; his brother, Joe Downer of Shipman; three stepchildren, Nicholas McMillian and Megan Partridge of South Roxana, and Kacey Myers and Thomas Hill of Roxana and Taylor Myers of Edwardsville; five stepgrandchildren, Taylor, Alexis, Race, Brooklynn and Oliviya; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be private at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.
Burial will be private at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to the Found a Hound Rescue, PO Box 392, Godfrey, IL 62035; or the MSLQMRA, Jody Rudy (Treasurer), 5100 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040.