|Marvin Lynn Downing
Marvin Lynn Downing, age 77, of Moorefield, WV, passed this life on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at
his residence. Born on August 8, 1936 in Newburyport, MA, he was the son of the late Kenneth Downing and
Neva Boberg Downing. Marvin was an attorney and member of the Duffey Memorial
United Methodist Church in Moorefield, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son. He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl
Graham Downing of Moorefield, WV; one daughter, Julie Rhome of Melbourne, FL; five sons, Keith Downing of
Oslo, Norway, Stephen Downing of Austin, TX, David Downing of Durbin, WV, Joseph Downing of Vero Beach,
FL, and William Downing of Melbourne, FL; one step-daughter, Marcella Richard of Waller, TX; one step-son,
Kevin Hamric of Hempstead, TX; one sister, Kendra Rightsell of Buckhannon, WV; one brother, Leon Downing
of Peninsula, OH; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Duffey Memorial United
Methodist Church with Pastor Jay Parkins and Daniel Letsinger officiating. Family will receive friends one hour
prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the (Footprints to Our Future
Campaign), in care of Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church, 100 N. Elm Street, Moorefield, WV 26836;
the Hardy County Public Library, 102 N. Main Street, Moorefield, WV 26836; or the Grant Memorial Hospice,
100 Hospital Drive, Petersburg, WV 26847
Arrangements are under the direction of the Elmore Funeral Home.