SKHS mourns the death of Sam Downen of Vincennes, Indiana

By | November 15, 2021

Sam Downen Death – Passed Away: VINCENNES, IN., – Sam Downen #34, South Knox High School – Boys Varsity Basketball passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Sam Downen’s cause of death is yet to be known to the public. Sam’s death has left the Downen family devastated and shocked.

Sam Downen, a native of Vincennes, Indiana, who lived in Monroe City, Indiana died earlier this month. Sammy was a key member of South Knox Basketball 2017 Sectional Championship team. He worked as a Sales Associate at Alliance Tractor LLC. Sam got married to Lexi Downen on October 9, 2021.

Sam was a dedicated and loving husband, a man that demonstrated that greatness could be achieved through hard work and passion and a man that exemplified that a humble spirit and joyous heart could improve the lives of all around him.

Lexi Downen posted on Facebook I need everyone to say a prayer for my favorite guy right now. He needs all he can get. I love you so much, Samuel… Thank you so much for all the prayers. I am completely heartbroken to say that I lost my bestfriend today. We spent 6 amazing years together, and I will never understand why he was taken from us so soon. I find some peace in knowing he finally gets to be with his dad again, but I miss him so much already.”

Obituary and Funeral arrangements of Sam Downen have not yet been made by the family.