Holmes Allen Downey



Holmes Allen Downey, 88 of Statesville passed away January 16, 2018 at the Salisbury V.A. Medical Center,

He was born November 25, 1929 in York county, Nebraska to the late Nellie Jones Downey and the late Frank Downey. He graduated from Doane College, Crete, Nebraska, and worked as a mechanical design engineer for more than 30 years in the mechanical power transmission industry. He was a Naval veteran during the Korean War aboard the destroyer USS-Stickell.

Mr. Downey is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Howlett Downey, three sons, Patrick (Virginia) of Lafayette, Colorado, William (Tracy) of Greenville, SC, and Michael (Kathy Lines) of Statesville, NC as well as six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Service: Graveside service will be held 1:00 pm on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144 with military honors accorded by the Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard.
.Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Downey family.