Keith H. Downey, 84, of Olympia, died Monday, December 28, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Albion, New York on November 9, 1936 to the late Jesse Downey and Edith Adams Downey.
Keith was a graduate of Alfred University in New York. He worked as a self-employed electrical contractor, but the most important thing to him was serving as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. In fact, he moved from Owasco, New York to Kentucky in 1974 solely for the purpose of joining the Mount Sterling congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, in order to spend more time there in preaching the good news of God's kingdom. (Matt 24:14) He had absolute faith in the promise of a resurrection and we know that we will see him again soon. (John 5:28,29) Keith was a musician and played the piano, organ, bass, vibes and ukulele. He loved wood crafting and made custom signs, jewelry boxes, funeral urns, games and pens. He was a pilot, flying small aircraft and rode Harley Davidson motorcycles. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He will be remembered as a most humble, honest, hard-working and loving man.
Keith is survived by two daughters; Rebecca A. Murphy of Mt. Sterling and Carolyn D. Smith (Rodney) of Lexington; one granddaughter; Rachel M. Book (Scott) of Versailles; one brother; Everett "Frenchy" Downey and many dear nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Keith was preceded in death by his wife Anne St. John Downey; son-in-law; Critt Murphy; one brother; Clyde Downey.
Private Family Service.
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