Stanley Ray Downey

May 15, 1956 ~ March 4, 2020 (age 63)


Stan Downey, 63, of Dowagiac entered into rest Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Ind.

Stan was born May 15, 1956, in Watervliet, to Woodrow Wilson Downey and Dovie Marie (Crowder) Downey. He attended Coloma Public Schools. Stan met the love of his life, Diana, and they were married July 25, 1986. Stan was a loving husband, proud Dad and adoring Grandpa. He loved his family and being with his brothers and sisters. Stan enjoyed classic movies, westerns being his favorite, and spending time with family and friends.

Stan was a hard worker known for his handyman skills and his ability to fix things. He worked for Mack Cement and later came to own the company. After selling the business, Stan worked for Burnette Foods of Hartford for several years receiving apples.

Stan was preceded in death by parents, Woodrow and Dovie Downey; mother-in-law, Norma Jean Hardy; brother, Mike (Sue) Downey; and brother-in-law, Brian (Theresa) Stark. He is survived by his wife, Diana; stepsons, Brian (Corrina) Sheridan and Bradley Sheridan; grandchildren, Micah, Emma Jean, and Lydia Sheridan; special friend, Dillon Mayes; brothers, Wayne (Sandy), Larry (Dovie), Guy (Judy) and Keith (Pam); sisters, Cis (Dewey) Hiler, Theresa Stark and Kim Copeman; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Celebration of Life services will take place at a later date, at Midway Baptist Church, 7517 Red Arrow Hwy., Watervliet.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Midway Baptist Church, 7517 Red Arrow Hwy., Watervliet, MI 49098.

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