Richard Duane Downey, Jr., 62, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Saturday, November 15, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri. He departed this life Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
On August 13, 1983, Richard was united in marriage to Naomi Rue Covey in Grandview, Missouri.
Although legally blind, Richard was an Accountant for the General Service Administration in Kansas City for 35 years, retiring in 2005.
He was preceded in death by one brother Terry Downey and one sister Kerri Williams.
He is survived by his mother Peggy Brinkman of Lee's Summit; his wife Naomi of the home; one son Robert Downey of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 7, 2009, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. High Priest Jean Hoover and Evangelist Don Carlile, ministers of the Community of Christ Church officiated. Interment was in the Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City.