Evan Ray Downen, 89, of Herrin passed away on Saturday August 25, 2018. He was born on January 17, 1929 in Christopher to Charles and Mammie (Webb) Downen. He is survived by his children Charles Avlbert Downen of Indianapolis, IN and Linda Carol Yedinak of Wentzville, MO; grandchildren Robert, JoAnne, Philip, Elizabeth, Charles “Hunter”, June, Kenneth, Francis, Cassandra, and Cathy; and eleven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Greg Downen, granddaughter Bethany, one sister Reba Cheatham, two brothers Leslie Downen and Charles Downen. He was an Army veteran serving during WWII. He worked for Primo’s pizza. His wishes were to be cremated with a service at a later date.