Robert Downey

Obituary of Robert Downey

Robert D. “Bob” Downey 86 of Chambersburg passed away Saturday morning May 26, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born January 24, 1932 in Chambersburg the son of the late Clarence “Mike” Downey and Irene Kennedy Downey.

Bob graduated from Chambersburg High School in 1950 and then served his country in the US Army attached to an Artillery Unit in the Korean War. He worked as a truck driver all his life, driving for Thompson, Brink, Rodgers Cartage and several local farmers. He was a member of the Western Illinois Tractor Club.

Surviving is his wife Alberta at home, daughters Carol White of Springfield, Cheryl Chavez of Bluffs, Connie Downey of Jacksonville, Deana WarBonnet of Jacksonville and a son Luke Summers of Jacksonville, a sister Louise Gordley of Chambersburg and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 2 sons Robert Downey Jr. and Jay Summers, and a brother Harold Downey.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am Saturday June 2, 2018 in Hume Cemetery near Chambersburg. Condolences may be sent to the family at Memorials can be made to Hume Cemetery.

The Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Griggsville is in charge of the arrangements.