Cecil Edmond Downing, 76, of Excelsior Springs, formerly of Marshall, died Dec. 5, 2003, at North Kansas City Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Terrance Park in Kansas City.
Born July 12, 1927, he was the son of the late Forrest and Agnes Goodson Downing. He married Jacque I. Kerr, who preceded him in death June 13, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Cecil Downing Jr. of Linn Valley, Kan., and Dick Downing of Slater; one daughter, Kay Martin of Kansas City; two stepsons, Lynn Shaffer and Bill Shaffer, both of Excelsior Springs; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.