James David “J.D.” Downs went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 13, 2020. J.D. was born in Scottsboro, Alabama on September 7, 1933. He retired as a machinist at Combustion. J.D. was a U.S. Army veteran. He was the unofficial “Mayor” of Northgate Mall, where he will be greatly missed. He was a longtime member of Lake Hills Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Vandora Downs and 2 sisters, Emma Ransom and Bobbie Jo Slack.

Survivors include his wife, Robbie C. Downs; daughter, Denise Downs; sons, Harold (Debbie) Downs and Bobby Downs; stepchildren, Linda McDaniel, Michael (Lillian) Colbaugh Sr., and Jeff (Janine) Colbaugh; sisters, Ruth Jeffers and Helen Wright; and brother, Joseph (Susan) Downs Jr.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 16th from 10 am -12 pm at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel, Hixson. The funeral service will follow immediately in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Michael Colbaugh Sr. and Pastor Bill Burke officiating. Committal services with military honors will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery on Friday, September 18th at 10:30 am.

Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at