Garry D. Downing, 47
Posted on April 5, 2021
Updated on April 6, 2021
Garry D. Downing
BRIDGEPORT — Garry D. Downing, 47, Bridgeport, died on Friday, April 2, 2021 at his residence.
He was born on June 26, 1973 in Aurora, and was the son of Garry Dee and Eleonore (Radford) Harris.
Garry worked as a carpenter all of his life.
Preceding him in death was: his father; and one brother, James Patrick Downing.
Survivors include: his mother, Eleonore Harris and husband Fred, Boyd, Texas; three children, Hailey Talmage, Azle, Texas; Madison Tracy, Pinkstaff; and Ethan Tracy, Robinson; four siblings, Alicea Logan-Masters and husband, Tim of Hale Center, Texas; Jeffrey Harris and wife, Amy of Leonard, Texas; Eric Harris and wife, Heather of Pinkstaff; and Tracy Harris and wife, Sheryl of Fort Worth, Texas; eight half siblings, Garry D. Harris II and wife, Ruth of Lawrenceville; Michael Harris and wife, Allison of Millington; Sarah Ardelean and husband, Jeff of St. Pete Beach, Florida; Gregory Harris and wife, Robin of Washington, Indiana; Jill Harris of Rowlett, Texas; Timothy Harris and wife, Paige of Coplay, Pennsylvania; Matthew Harris and wife, Jeri of Palestine; and Lynette Harris of Lawrenceville; and maternal grandmother, Klara Radford of Killeen, Texas.
A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville and may be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/emmonsmaceysteffey.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.
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