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Keith Erland Downard

Keith Erland Downard, age 47, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Robert and Linda Foster Downard. Mr. Downard attended Erwin Church of God.
In addition to his parents, Keith is preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifton and Maude Foster.

Mr. Downard has left behind to cherish his memories:
Grandmother: Vicie Tolley of Erwin
Daughter: Ashley Nicole Downard Smith and husband, John of Hiltons, VA
Brother: Robert Scott Downard and fiancé, Lisa Neff of Erwin
Niece: Linda Nicole Downard
Nephews: Gabriel Downard
Hunter Downard
Several Aunts & Uncles including a Very Special Aunt: Mildred Butler

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Keith Downard in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Bishop John Edwards will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support will begin at 5:00 PM and continue until service time on Thursday at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Evergreen Cemetery. Those who will be attending will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 10:30 AM to go in procession to Evergreen Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Keith Earland Downard through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.