Dennis Paul Downey

Born on December 18, 1933

Departed on April 3, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Dennis Paul Downey, age 85, from Hendersonville, passed away April 3, 2019. He was born on December 18, 1933 to the late Burton and Zula Downey. He was also preceded in death by his brother Cullen Downey, and step-daughter, Teresa Spencer. He is survived by his wife, Frances Downey; son, Dennis (Mary) Downey; daughter, Deborah (Mike) Looper; grandchildren, Crystal Bowman, Michael Looper, Jillain Pigg, and Jordan Downey; great-grandchildren Gaven, Caden, Jaxen, Charlie June Hunter, Hayden Grace, Grayson, McKenzied, and Bennett; step-daughters, Brenda (Victor) Weatherby and Janet (Roger) Rodes; brother, Carlos (Carolyn) Downey and sister, Patricia Johnson, and several nieces and nephews. Paul was retired from the Metro Nashville Fire Department after 35 years of service. Family will receive friends on Friday April 5, from 4-8pm at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. Graveside service will be at 11am on Saturday April 6, 2019 at Downey Cemetery in Hohenwald, TN.

6 Comments to Dennis Paul Downey

  1. Peggy Webb Filbeck
    April 4, 2019 3:57 pm

    Paul, my special cousin, I will always miss you . It will not be the same ,coming to Tennessee , and not seeing you for a big hug and fun visit! About a month ago when I talked to you on the phone, I knew you were very sick. You were still upbeat and wanted to know about me , and my family. You were always caring and loving. I have many wonderful memories of my growing up years and your mom and dad in their home . So thankful you are now at peace. I love you, Peggy Jo

  2. Joy Downey
    April 4, 2019 10:18 pm

    Every holiday, birthday and just routine visits over the past 5 years were wonderful Watching your brother and nephew cut your grass summer after summer Opening Christmas gifts year after year because you didn’t see OTHER family, we were thankful and grateful to spend all those moments with you. We will miss you the most because we were the ones who stood by your side when others did not
    You are truly missed Uncle Paul!!
    Jeff and Joy Downey

  3. Sonia
    April 5, 2019 6:33 am

    I’m praying for the Downey family for the loss of this great man. I had the privilege of spending many Sunday family days with him and am so honored that I got to celebrate his last birthday with him. He will be missed by so many. I will definitely miss his kind spirit and joking personality. Fly high Uncle Paul!
    Sonia Williams aka Tater

  4. George and Pat Petrie
    April 5, 2019 11:15 am

    Our condolences to the family! May God give peace and comfort at this time with the precious memories you shared!

  5. Geo and Pat Zpetrie
    April 5, 2019 11:18 am

    Our Condolences to the family. May you receive the peace and joy God can give from the Memories of your time together.

  6. Letha Seifert
    April 5, 2019 12:21 pm

    Dennis, my friend, my love and prayers are with you. I am sorry for your loss.

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