Rex A. DowdenJuly 17, 1929 ~ October 31, 2020 (age 91)
Rex A. Dowden, age 91, of Battle Creek, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Countryside Home in Madison after a series of illnesses. No funeral is scheduled at this time. A memorial service will be scheduled in the future. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Rex Arnette was born in Grenada, West Indies and came to America in 1950. He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953. He married Leona Bernt in 1962.
He worked in the airline industry for over 40 years, mainly at Eastern Airlines where he went from ramp agent to manager.
He lived on Long Island, NY until moving to Nebraska in 2005. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, fishing and entertaining friends and family with calypso music.
Rex is survived by his wife Leona and family; Daughter Stacey, husband Scott Hare, grandchildren Justin and Elliot; Son Scott Dowden, wife Christina and grandchildren Jerica, Corey and Brynn; Daughter Holly and Husband Todd Everson, grandchildren Jacob and Owen; Sister Valerie and husband Ray Asti; his extended family James (Brian) Lyght, wife Laura and child Eli; and many relatives in both America and Grenada.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Lions Club in Battle Creek or the Norfolk Rescue Mission in Norfolk.