Richard 'Dick' Downing
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SPRINGFIELD -- Richard "Dick" T.
Downing, 86, of Springfield, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at 11:30
p.m. at St. John's Hospital.
His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount
Pulaski Cemetery, Mount Pulaski, with Larry Hanson
officiating. Military rites will be conducted.
Visitation will be at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral
Home in Mount Pulaski one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Downing was a salesman for SMW Auto Supply in
Springfield for 50 years.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Mount Pulaski to
Floyd Eugene and Lela J. Irving Downing. He married
Maxine Foster in Illiopolis on Sept. 6, 1944. She
preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 1983.
He is survived by one son, Tom (and Robin)
Downing of Dawson; one daughter, Susan Downing of
Springfield; and one granddaughter, Hilary Downing
He was a member of American Legion Post 447.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart
Association or the Kidney Foundation.
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