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J. E. DOWNEY, Jr.

Male 1921 - 2011  (90 years)


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  • Name J. E. DOWNEY 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 31 Mar 1921  Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name J. E. "Doc" DOWNEY, Jr. 
    Died 8 Oct 2011  McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Obituary, The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO, October 10, 2011:

      CARTHAGE, Mo. -

      J.E. "Doc" Downey Jr., 90, Carthage, Mo, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at McCune-Brooks Hospital after a four year stay in St. Luke's Nursing Center, Carthage.

      He was born March 31, 1921, in Carthage, to the late Jesse and Margaret (Frost) Downey. He attended Carthage public schools and was a graduate of Carthage High School, class of 1941, where he played varsity football, basketball, and track. His basketball team made it to the state finals.

      After high school, Doc enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, with service in India, Burma, and China. He served as a member of the Governor's Mounted Guard; the Carthage VFW; Carthage Masonic Lodge; and Abou Ben Adhem Temple of the Shrine.

      After employment with the Joplin Tobacco Company and Vickers, Inc., he opened Doc Downey Motor Co. and sold cars for over 50 years in Carthage.

      On Aug. 31, 1942, he married Alda Bull in Carthage. She preceded him in death in 1989.

      On May 1, 1992, he married Ina Fagg who survives him. Additional survivors include two sons, Richard (Dia) Downey, Carthage, and Robert (Jody) Downey, Joplin; a step-daughter, Jan (Ken) Bowman, Springfield, Mo.; a step-son, Richard (Sandy) Fagg, Rogers, Ark.; a sister, Phyllis Hamilton, Carthage; a brother, L.J. (Edith Mae) Downey, Carthage; ten grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Keith Downey; two sisters; and three brothers.

      Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Knell Mortuary, Carthage, with memorial services following the visitation.

      Memorial gifts are suggested to the American Diabetes Association in care of Knell Mortuary, 308 West Chestnut, Carthage, MO, 64836.

      Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com
    Person ID I1690  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father Jess Elmer DOWNEY,   b. 25 Dec 1889, Sarcoxie, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1980, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Jane FROST,   b. 25 Dec 1893, Cincinnati, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1986, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 26 Dec 1909  Hillsdale, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alda Maxine BULL,   b. 6 Oct 1921,   d. 27 Oct 1989  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1942  Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F1508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F1524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Oklahoma CountyMarriages, 1891-1959: Name: Jesse E Downey Titles & Terms: Event: Marriage Event Date: 26 Dec 1909 Event Place: Garfield, Oklahoma Age: 21 Race: Birth Date: Estimated Birth Year: 1888 Marriage License or Bond Date: Place of Marriage License or Bond: Garfield, Oklahoma Father: Father's Titles & Terms: Mother: Mother's Titles & Terms: Spouse: Margaret J Frost Spouse's Titles & Terms: Miss Spouse's Age: 15 Spouse's Race: Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1894 Spouse's Father: J R Frost Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Mother: Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms: Reference Number: Film Number: 1398698 Digital Folder Number: 4532285 Image Number: 00172.