Thomas Downey

Thomas Downey, of Columbia, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Summit Manor Nursing Home.

He was born in Adair County to the late Marvin and Thirsie Keltner Downey. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Wesley Downey, four brothers, Hollis, Kenneth “Buck”, Coy and Arlin Downey, and two great-grandchildren. 

He was a truck driver. 

He is survived by: his wife, Beverly Hale Downey of Columbia; two sons, Danny Downey (Lisa Kemp) and Chad Downey (Brooke) all of Columbia; one daughter,  Debbie Bryant (Terry) of Columbia; one brother, Jimmie Downey of Columbia; five sisters, Evon Legg, Brenda Hatcher and Geneva Homes all of Columbia, Deana Stone of Tuscola, Ill. and Zenith Hatcher of Hume, Ill.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Thomas had requested that there be no public visitation or funeral service.  All services will be held privately for the family.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.