In Memory of



Obituary for Wesley Downey

Wesley Ray Downey, 81, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Memphis, Tennessee. The family will receive friends Friday, May 6, 2022, at Munford Funeral Home - Millington Chapel from 10:00 AM until the memorial service at 11:00 AM. Mr. Downey was a U.S. Navy veteran and an avid bass fisherman. He served on the Memphis Fire Department as a driver for 33 years before retiring at the rank of Captain, from Station 48 Truck 22. He also participated in the Fire & Police Olympics, winning numerous medals. He was preceded in death by his brother, Laney Downey and sister, Myrna Steele. He is survived by his son, Thomas Downey (Edna); daughter, Terry Downey Herron (Lee Perry); grandchildren, Joseph Cataldo (Janie), Matthew Robert Herron and Jonathan Downey (Sarah); a great-grandson, Austin Downey; step-grandchildren, Jessica Ramos and Chris Willingham; step-great-grandchildren, Jack Willingham, Trevor Willingham, Joshua Ramos, Amy Willingham and Aliyah Ramos; sister, Janelle Kempke and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family asks memorial contributions be made to the Memphis Firefighters Association (5150 Stage Road, Suite 103, Memphis, Tennessee 38134) or made online at

Munford Funeral Home
Millington Chapel
7450 Raleigh Millington Rd
Millington, TN 38053
(901) 873-0123