He was born in Adair County to the late Marvin & Thirsie Keltner Downey.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Wesley Downey, four brothers, Hollis, Kenneth “Buck”, Coy & Arlin Downey, and two great-grandchildren.
He was a truck driver.
His Wife – Beverly Hale Downey of Columbia
Two Sons – Danny Downey (Lisa Kemp) & Chad Downey (Brooke) all of Columbia
One Daughter – Debbie Bryant (Terry) of Columbia
One Brother – Jimmie Downey of Columbia
Five Sisters – Evon Legg, Brenda Hatcher & Geneva Homes all of Columbia, Deana Stone of Tuscola, IL & Zenith Hatcher of Hume, IL
Four Grandchildren & Six Great-Grandchildren also survive
Thomas had requested that there be no public visitation or funeral service. All services will be held privately for the family.
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements