Richard Downey

Richard L. "Dick" Downey

Saturday, February 17th, 1945 - Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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Richard Lee “Dick” Downey, 75 of Coldwater passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

In following his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private interment at the Oak Grove Columbarium will take place at a later date. The family was cared for Dutcher Funeral Home.

Richard was born February 17, 1945 to Emmett and Priscilla (Haynes) Downey in Coldwater. He graduated from Coldwater High School in 1964 and soon after served his country in the U.S. Army during Viet Nam. Upon return from the service, he started a long career as a truck driver. Dick spent 13 years with ATL and another 5 with USF Holland. On May 10, 1969 he married the love of his life Jean Myers in Coldwater.

Dick was a man of many talents. He built his own home and enjoyed woodworking. Dick was internationally known for his expertise about Ferguson Tractors. He was a long time member of UCT. Richard will be remembered for being a hardworking, caring, and all around good man who was always smiling. He will be missed by many.

Richard is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean Downey of Coldwater; his son Richard (Tim Goldman) Downey II of New York City; his sister Evelyn “Joyce” (Lyle) Otis of Coldwater; his brother John (Dena) Downey of Coldwater; his brother-in-law Jerry (Jean) Myers; his sister-in-law Judy (Craig) Hilbert; and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be directed to the Branch County Humane Society.
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In following his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private interment at the Oak Grove Columbarium will take place at a later date.


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della hyatt

Posted at 10:18am
,RIP Dick. Prayers to the family. Della Hyatt, Phil Hyatt and Gail Hyatt

Karen Van Every Posted at 12:38pm

Condolences to the family and friends.

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