Timothy James Downs, 55, of Monterey, Louisiana formerly of Zwolle, Louisiana passed away at his residence on Friday, July 28, 2023. He was born on May 20, 1968, in Zwolle, Louisiana to Shirley Ann Downs.
A visitation will be held for him at Clayton Baptist Church, 8710 Highway 566, Clayton, Louisiana on Saturday, August 5, 2023 beginning at 1:00 p.m. until his memorial service starts at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Emile Bordelon officiating. All are invited to join in this Celebration of Life for Tim.
Preceding him in death are his mother, Shirley Ann (Downs) Meshell; his stepfather, Charles Wiley Meshell, his grandparents, Lonnie & Francis Downs; his uncle, Don Henderson; and his brother-in-law, Joseph Sepulvado .
He is survived by his daughter, Allie Nicole Downs of Converse, LA, his son, Riley James Downs of Converse, LA, his stepson, Todd Miller of Lafayette, LA; his fiancé, Kerri Crouch of Monterey, LA; sisters, Frances Leloni Meshell of Zwolle, LA, Annette Sepulvado of Ebarb, LA, Robbie Sepulvado of Zwolle, LA, and Rhonda Meshell of Ebarb, LA; his aunts, Brenda Schieffler & husband, Burt of Shreveport, LA, and Deborah Henderson of Zwolle, LA; his soon to be mother-in-law, Marilyn Crouch of Monterey, LA ; his special friend, pastor, and boss, Emile Bordelon of Jonesville, LA; his special friends, Bryant Hammett and his Boggy Bayou Processing Family of Monterey, LA, who he was always fixing things for, and his uncle and best friend, Brunston Crouch of Monterey, LA; his fur baby and best friend, Charlie; along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family members.
Tim was always known as being a man that enjoyed life! His love of laughter and humor was evident to anyone who was ever around him. He was a kind and compassionate person who was always helping others. He began his career in the oil industry at the age of 17 and worked there for 30 plus years. He then moved on to his next occupation of driving 18 wheelers where he hauled a variety of items, including dirt, sand, rock, etc. He has been employed in the trucking business for about the last 8 years. His hobbies were hunting and fishing, but his favorite was definitely being on the water any time of the year. Family was everything to Tim, he enjoyed spending time with his loved ones especially when he was joking around with any of them.