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Derrell Dean Downum

Aug. 1, 1954 – Oct. 6, 2020

Derrell Dean Downum, 66, of Muskogee, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Derrell was born on Aug. 1, 1954 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Henry Orville and Nancy Sue (Gray) Downum.

He attended school in Muskogee. Derrell worked as a

Derrell worked as a custodian for Muskogee Public Schools for over 30 years. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his brothers: Andrew Downum, of Broken Arrow, Isaac Downum, of Tulsa, and Jerry Downum, of Muskogee; and sister, Elaine Turner, of Muskogee.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Nancy Downum; and brothers: Ronald Gene Downum and infant brother, Henry Downum, Jr.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at the Fame Cemetery under the direction of Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory.

Online condolences may be made at

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