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Robert Reese Downing

Robert Reese Downing, 66, husband of Kathy Taulbee Downing, died Saturday November 5, 2022 at his home.

He was born in Paris, KY to the late Bobby Burns and Helen Shelburne Downing.  He loved playing and caring for his grandchildren and was an all around handyman for his family and friends.  Rob was a member of the First Baptist Church but also enjoyed attending services at Bedford Acres Christian Church.  Music was a big part of his life, especially the piano and keyboard, having been apart of several bands over the course of his life, including Xanthus, Bittersweet and many others.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by two children, Adam Downing and Kristen Downing; three grandchildren, Madox Downing, Zane Downing and Mia McArter; one sister, Denise (Al) Plowman and several other family and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 PM Wednesday November 9, 2022 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Rev. Kyle Sullivan.  Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery.

Visitation was from 11:00 AM Wednesday November 9, 2022 until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Johnny Jones, Stephen Centers, Jimmy Jones, Richard Centers, Nathan Giles and Seth Poteat.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Jones, Roger Centers and Al Plowman.

The arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main Street., Paris, KY.

The online guestbook is at and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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