Garvis DoWNEY Jr.

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Garvis "Rudy" Downey Jr., 67, of Colonial Heights, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1946, in Rockbridge County, Va., to the late Garvis Rudolph Downey and Kathleen Wood Downey and was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy D. Barger. Mr. Downey was a United States Marine veteran and a Vietnam Conflict veteran.

He is survived by: his wife Nannie B. Downey; three sons, Rudy Downey III of Richmond, Kevin Scott Downey of Virginia Beach, William Kent Downey of Snowshoe, W.Va.; granddaughter, Emma Grace Downey; and brother, Charles H. Downey.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Douglas Milliner officiating.

A graveside service will be held Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. in Glasgow Cemetery, Glasgow, Va. The family will receive friends Sunday prior to the funeral service from 3 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colonial Heights Fire and EMS P.O. Box 3401 Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Condolences may be registered at
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E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory - Colonial Heights
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Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400
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Published in The Progress-Index on Sept. 15, 2013
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