Danny Ray Downs
04/22/1948 – 06/04/2019
Obituary for Danny Ray Downs
Danny Ray Downs Sr., 71, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. He was born on April 22, 1948 in Sedalia, MO, the son of Dale T. and Virginia L. (Abney) Downs, who preceded him in death.
On June 23, 1967 in Sedalia he was united in marriage to Drenda Lee Ransdall who preceded him in death on January 4, 1994.
Danny was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Sedalia, VFW Post #2591 Auxiliary, and Carpenters Union of Kansas City, MO. He worked for the Department of Air Force Civil Service, training Troops in carpentry. Danny enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his fiance, Ditte Barnes of the home; a son, Danny Ray Downs, Jr. (Shannon) of Holden, MO; a daughter, Dawn Lindsey (Roger) of Sedalia; two step sons, John Barnes (Whitney) of Marshall, MO and Levi Barnes of Warsaw, MO; nine grandchildren, Derrick, Dustin, Dakota, Jaclyn, Haley, Drendan, Paisley, Roger Jr, and Kalah; seven great grandchildren; and a brother, Dale Downs (Twila) of Smithton, MO.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Downs and David Downs.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Pastor Duane Duchesne officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Honorary bearers will be Dale Downs, Daren Arnold, Jerry Dean Martin, Derrick Downs, Dakota Pottorff, Dustin Downs, Drendan Nelson, Roger Lindsey.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.
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