July 18, 1942 - June 6, 2016
4-8 PM, Thursday, June 9, 2016
Buresh Funeral Home, Hale, Michigan
11:00 AM Friday, June 10, 2016
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 www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Michigan Memorial Cemetery, Flat Rock, MI