Donald Roger Downey

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  • "So sorry to hear of your loss Danon. I did not know Donald..."
    - Laura (Perkins) Livesay
  • "I'm so thankful you had five wonderful and happy years with..."
    - Mary Wilson
  • "I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Don was kind,..."
    - Jan Calhoun
  • "We are so sorry to hear about Downey. Our prayers go out..."
    - Cal & Mary Webster
  • "Danon I was sorry to hear about Don my prayers are with you..."
    - Sharon Imhoff
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Family and friends mourn the passing of Don Downey, age 74, who went be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Don had a zest for life that was manifested in everything he did: working hard, making deals, driving fast cars, pulling high-dollar slots, barbecuing ribs, and making friends from all walks of life. But above all, Don loved people. He believed in people, and he gave generously of his time and resources to help them be their best. He wanted to get the most out of life, and he enjoyed watching others do the same. His bright light will be greatly missed.

Don is survived by his wife Danon and little Harley; his sister, Betty; his son Rodney, wife Wendy and their boys Jake and Gunnar; his daughter Deanna Mickelson, her husband Paul and their family; his daughter Debra Peterson and her family; his nieces Pat Long and Diane Henderson and their families; his nephews Doug Downey and Roger Downey; stepson, Brelan Smith, stepdaughter, Tinzy Smith and a host of friends whom he loved and who loved him in return. Don was preceded in death by his parents, CJ and Gladys Downey, his brother Herb Downey, and his sister Dorothy McCollum.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Friday, October 9, 2015 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery, where the funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10 am in the chapel with Homer Allison officiating. Interment will follow at Copeland Chapel Cemetery.

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Published on from Oct. 8 to Oct. 21, 2015