Downey, Sr., Peter Leicester

Peter Leicester Downey, Sr., 81, of Colonial Heights, formerly of Pulaski, passed away Monday August 19, 2019. He was born February 9, 1938 to the late Porter and Frances Dennis Downey. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Patricia McCaffrey; and his brother, Porter Downey.

Peter is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Vaughan Downey; two sons, Peter L. Downey, Jr. and wife Shannon and Christopher Downey and wife Christina; two grandsons, Benjamin Downey and Sailor Downey; two granddaughters, Marguerite Downey and Tess Downey; sister, Priscilla Doeppe; and many other loving nieces and nephews.

Peter served in the United States Army. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Colonial Heights. Peter worked for many years as the building, grounds, and security superintendent at John Tyler Community College and served on the Colonial Heights School Board.

A memorial visitation will be held from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Saturday August 24, 2019 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, 2033 Boulevard. Peter will be interred in Oakwood Cemetery in the Downey lot.

Local arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. www.seaglefuneralhome.com

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