Feb. 5, 2010 – Sept. 15, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Rex Allen, Sr., 61, died of natural causes at his home at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. I5, 2010.
Born Feb. 5, 1949, in Curtis, Mich., Rex was the son of Alvin and Marian Etoile Griffith Allen. Dec. 24, 1966, in Knox, Rex took Nancy Gilbert as his bride.
Rex worked and retired from the Indiana State Highway Department. He was a foreman and heavy equipment supervisor and worked there for 23 years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and collecting antique firearms, coins and stamps. An outdoor person, he delighted in being outside and one with nature. He also had great love for his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the N.R.A.
Rex is survived by his devoted wife Nancy, Plymouth; and by daughters, Coni (Jay) Dubois of Houma, La. and Tonia (John) Gould of Camarillo, Calif.; a son, Rex Allen Jr. of Culver; seven grandchildren: Kayla, Kasey, Bobbie Campbell, Whitrey and Miles Gould, Josie and Keegan Allen; and one great-grandchild, McKenzie Lawton.
Two sisters, Gracie Cole of Plymouth and Bonnie (Ronnie) Lee of Argos; and two brothers, Pat (Pam) Allen and Russ (Georgia) Allen of Rochester survive as well.
Rex was preceded in death by one grandchild, Dustin Adam Allen, and four sisters: Anna May Cole, Barbara McAlpine, Georgia Ash, all from Michigan, and Roseman Swan of Indiana. Two brothers, Francis Griffin of Florida and George (Butch) Allen of Michigan have also died.
Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St. in Plymouth.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. immediately following visitation.
Burial will take place at a later date in the Burr Oak Cemetery in Culver.
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.johnson-danielson.com .
Memorial contributions in Rex’s name can be given to Nancy Allen through the funeral home.