Patrick Damon Downing, 63 of Shady Shores, unexpectedly passed away on Dec. 7, 2012 at Denton Regional Medical Center. Damon was born May 10, 1949 in Shawnee, Okla. to Leon and Avis (Brant) Downing. Damon was an accomplished musician, director, composer, teacher, stage actor, and entrepreneur. He was a musical accompanist at many local churches, and loved to show his faith through his amazing musical talents. In life Damon most enjoyed good conversation and laughs with family and friends. He loved gardening, composing music, writing, reading, and traveling. Damon unconditionally loved and was generous with whatever he had to give. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always believed in the good in people. Damon was a loving father, grandfather, partner, and friend.
Mr. Downing is survived by daughter Danielle Brooks and her husband Trey Brooks of Lewisville, Texas daughter Dominique Barnhouse of Lewisville, son Patrick Downing and his wife Kacey Downing of Denton, Texas, partner, Mark Gonzales of Shady Shores, sisters Deborah Jester of Madill, Okla., Genilee Taylor of Sallisaw, Okla., brothers, Tim Downing of Fort Garland, Colo., and Brian Downing of Springfield, Mo. He also had two grandchildren, Luke Downing and Allison Brooks. He is preceded in death by his father Leon Downing, mother Avis (Brant) Downing, and brother Michael Downing.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11,2012 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and a funeral service at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust, Denton, Texas. Burial will follow.
On line condolences may be left at www.mulkeymasondenton.com.