Family Tribute
Visitation: Friday, April 30th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church, 6630 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203
Services: 12 p.m. Friday, April 30th St. John Lutheran Church, 6630 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203

Lawrence (Larry) Franklin Downing went to his heavenly home April 27, 2021.  He was born August 31, 1933 to Lawrence and Dorothy Downing in Indianapolis.  He graduated from Pillsbury Military Academy in Owatonna, MN where he was on the boxing team.  He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  An Honorable discharge in 1961.  While working at Indiana Bell he attended Indiana Central College (now University of Indy) and graduated Cum Laude and a member of the National Honor Society.  He retired from Indiana Bell/Ameritech after 40 years of service.  He is survived by his loving wife J.Ann Downing of 31 years.  The two of them worked and volunteered at Camp Lakeview, worked with Labors for Christ ministry in Texas building churches and parsonages and various other volunteer opportunities that came along.  He has four daughters by his first wife Ione (deceased).  Dawn (Roger) Copas, Linda Sprowl, Debra (Steve) Brodie and Laura DeVault who brought him much joy and happiness as well as 14 grandchildren and 2 greats.  Larry was an avid bicyclist making trips all over the USA, hiking the Grand Canyon and running several marathons.  Larry lived a rich and full life, loving the Lord his family and friends.  He will be missed.  Services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church Friday, April 30, 2021 at 6630 Southeastern Avenue.  Visitation between 10:00 - Noon.  Service at Noon.  Contributions can be made to St. John Lutheran Church or Camp Lakeview.