Carroll Downing Sr., 1947-2020
Last updated 3/18/2020 at 3:17pm
Carroll W. Downing, Sr., 72, of Frostproof passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at AdventHealth Lake Wales.
He was born May 16, 1947 in Qulin, MO to the late Rufus and Bessie Downing; he moved to Frostproof in 2004 from Belleville, IL. He was a veteran of Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army. Following his military service, he began his career working for McDonnell-Douglas, later Boeing airline manufacturer and was later a service station owner in Cahokia, IL. He was the owner and operator of The Boat Place in Belleville, IL; following his semi-retirement in Frostproof, he was a long time m...