Bill Downey

Hale, Michigan
July 18, 1942 - June 6, 2016


4-8 PM, Thursday, June 9, 2016

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home, Hale, Michigan


11:00 AM Friday, June 10, 2016

Obituary Notice

Bill Downey, age 73, of West Branch, MI, formerly of Westland, died Monday, June 6, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born on July 18, 1942 in Bimble, Kentucky to William & Della (Mills) Downey. He worked for General Motors as a supervisor for 30 years. He was a member of the Shriners, Moose Lodge, Eagles Club, & the Masonic Lodge. Bill enjoyed hunting, boating, and spending time with his family. Bill married Judy Downey and together they raised 4 children.
Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy of Hale; children, Joan Haan of Allen Park, Gail (Jeff) Sherke of Texas, William Downey of Lincoln Park, and Robert Downey of Hale; grandchildren, Tara, Melissa, Jordan and Douglas; mother, Maude Downey of Lincoln Park; sister, Freda Greear of Lincoln Park and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford and brother, Earl Downey.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 4-8 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale. Services will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Michigan Memorial Cemetery in Flat Rock. Those wishing to express condolences to the family may do so at


Michigan Memorial Cemetery, Flat Rock, MI


Rest in peace brother
— Mike Cates
So very sorry for your loss. Bill was such a kind and giving man. He will be missed
— Patricia O'Rourke
C Bo will be miss by many, we are cousin but more like brothers. And there is a lot cousins that feel the same way
— Donald Downey
I have many fond memories of you C Bo, you were an enjoyable part of my past. May you rest in piece. My condolences and thoughts go out to your family, love Dannie
— Dannie Watson
It has been my honor to know both Bill and Judy. God Bless
— Tom DiLaura
Bill will certainly be missed. He was a great guy and fun to be around. He is one of the nice ones that was taken to soon.
— Dean Underwood
Judy, You and your family are in our Prayers, God Bless You All.
Dale and Lue Verran
— Dale & Lue Verran
Sorry for your Loss,Judy. Bill was a great guy. Larry&Linda Snapp
— Larry&Linda
Bill will be missed and may
he rest in peace
— Lloyd&Pat Durfy
Bill will be missed. Our prayers are with you Judy and family. May he rest in peace.
— Lloyd&Pat Durfy
See you buddy boy
— Terry markey
Judy,So sorry for your loss, Bill will be missed by all of us who knew him.
— Jerrel Riley
Judy the rest of bills family all bills family have been through a lot now you know he is finally resting in peace. Anyone that new bill when they used to have their Halloween party when we go camping was always a pleasure to go with Bill and Judy I know we all get busy but we need to keep in touch if there's any way possible very sorry for your loss.
— Joann Early
Hi Judy
So sorry for your loss. I am sorry that I did not make time for you all. Just know that I am praying for you all.
— George Downey

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