David "Earl" Downs

David Earl Downs, “Earl”, 68, of Clements, MD, formerly of Oraville, MD, passed away on October 31, 2023 at his home. Born on December 31, 1954, he was the son of the late Hazel Elizabeth Nations and the late James Floyd Downs. Earl is survived by his siblings, Francis Eugene Buckler and Charlotte Faye Buckler, both of Clements, MD.

Earl was a lifelong St. Mary’s County, MD resident and graduated from Chopticon High School in 1974. He was a building service manager for White Marsh Elementary School for 48 years, retiring in 2015.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in the Matingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where a funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Father Michael Tietjen officiating. Interment will be private.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org/donate.

Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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