Buddy Downing


Birth Date: June 21, 1940

Death Date: January 6, 2017

Visitation Date: 1-9-2017 Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Visitation Place : Heritage Funeral Home


Service Date: 1-10-2017 Time: 2:00 PM
Service Place : Heritage Funeral Home


Cemetery Date: 1-10-2017 Time: 3:00 PM
Cemetery Place : Four Mile Creek Baptist Church

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Obituaries » Buddy Downing




Buddy Charles Downing, 76, of Moss Point, MS, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. He was born on June 21, 1940, in Picayune, MS to the late Oscar W. and Vonda Downing. Buddy served his country in the National Guard, and he retired from Ingalls as a maintenance supervisor. He was very soft-spoken and was a man of few words. He loved spending time with his family and had a passion for making knives.

Along with his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, Isabella Paige Mock, and brothers, Jerry Downing and David Downing.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Downing; daughters, Denise Mock and Tina Taylor; grandchildren, Lindsay McCarty, Jarhett Bosarge, Kasey Mock, and Joseph Bosarge; great-granddaughter, Emily Riles; sister, Alma Lambert; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017, at Heritage Funeral Home in Moss Point, MS, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Heritage Funeral Home beginning at 2 p.m, with Bro.Jerry Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Four Mile Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jarhett Bosarge, Joseph Bosarge, David Wells, Tim Greene, Curtis Morse, and Brad Hudson King.

Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements. You may view and sign the online register book for Buddy Downing at www.heritagefuneralhome.us