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Larry G. Downey

December 26, 1944 — December 20, 2021

Larry G. Downey

12/26/1944 - 12/20/2021


Sunday, December 26, 2021 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Prayer Service:

Sunday, December 26, 2021 4:00 PM all at

Roeder Mortuary:

2727 N. 108th St. Omaha, NE 68164 496-9000


Omaha National Cemetery There will be a funeral procession to the cemetery, leaving from Roeder Mortuary ~ 108th Street Chapel, on Monday, December 27, 2021 leaving at noon. Please, line up at 11:45 AM. Larry George Downey died unexpectedly on 12/20/2021 in Omaha at age 76. He was born in Raisin City, California on December 26, 1944.  Larry grew up in California and graduated from Ukiah High School in 1963. He joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam 1964-1968. Larry toured throughout Vietnam singing with his band, The Deacons, while entertaining the troops.  In 1971, Larry was booked into Omaha to play at an Italian venue, loved it, and made Omaha his home. He enjoyed his career as an entertainer and musician, a single act or with a band. Throughout his career, he performed throughout Omaha, wrote songs, inspired others through song, and encouraged the next generation of musicians. Larry also worked in sales and was a school bus driver. In his free time Larry loved to read, play with his dogs, and watch Nebraska football. Larry will be remembered for his love for family, loyalty for friends, creativity, and passion for music. Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years: Rita Downey; daughter: Ashley Welch of Ashland, NE; stepchildren: Amanda Kienbaum of Verona, WI, Chad Ford of Omaha, NE, Heather Goertz of Bennington, NE; 22 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law: Dick Frolio of Omaha, NE; his beloved dogs: Prancer and Cupid; and many friends. Larry was preceded in death by his mother-in-law: Elmira Frolio.
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