DURHAM – Stuart Rex Downey, age 66, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at home. He was the son of the late Rex Stuart Downey and Mari Donahue Downey.
Stuart moved many times as a child before making his home in Durham in 1975. Stuart always dreamed of living and working with his grandfather Leo Allen Downey and his uncle Robert L Downey. After many years working with his family at LA Downey and son he started his own business as residential contractor in 1985 S.R. Downey.
Stuart is survived by his wife, Gwyn Downey, his daughters, Melissa Marie Downey Halliday and husband, Matthew, of Zebulon and Louise Elizabeth Downey of Chapel Hill; his sons, Taylor Stuart Downey of Durham and Rex Allen Downey of Chapel Hill; his sister, Stephanie L. Harris and husband, Joe, of Kansas; his brother, Christopher, L. Downey and wife, Julie, of Durham; his granddaughter ,Penelope Lee Halliday; and nephew, Quentin Downey.
A special thank you to Dr. Asim Amin, Denise Hogan and staff at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte NC who blessed Stuart and his family with six wonderful years under their care.
A memorial service will be held 11:00am Friday, October 9, 2015 at Lowes Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Riley Halliday officiating.
Friends may visit from 5:00 – 7:00pm on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Lowes Grove Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lowes Grove Baptist Church, 4430 S. Alston Ave. Durham, NC 27713 or the Levine Cancer Institute, 1021 Morehead Medical Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204
The Downey family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com, Select Obituaries.