Thomas Samuel Downs, age 74 of Ponca City, Oklahoma passed away September
27, 2017 in, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Downs was born August 15, 1943 in Skiatook, Oklahoma.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1964. Thomas held jobs
as a Grocery Manager, Machinist, Pepsi-Cola Driver, Pastor of Fairfax
United Methodist Church He was a gifted actor and performer in numerous
plays - most noteworthy role was the lead in “Will Rogers at Home”
production at Claremore College and he authored “A Visit with Will”
an individual monologue show performed at numerous banquets and events
throughout the midwest. He culminated his career as an Oklahoma Educator
retiring as Superintendent in Bramon, Oklahoma.
Thomas is preceded in death by his sisters: Cheryl Katharine King and Christina
Survivors include his wife: T. Deann Downs of Ponca City, Oklahoma; his
sons: Thomas Michael Wynashe Downs of Tyler, Texas and Paul Anthony Guthrie
of Houston, Texas; his daughter Katherine Anne Downs of Xian, China; his
sister Pamela Wretha Musick of Mannford, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren; 3
great-grandchildren; 5 nieces; 4 nephews; 1 aunt; and 1 uncle.
Memorial services for Thomas will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 9, 2017
at Asbury United Methodist Church in Ponca City, Oklahoma. In lieu of
flowers the family requests donations be made to The United Services Organization
(USO) in Thomas’ name.