Rex Gordon McDonald, age 87, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021.
Rex was born on September 25, 1934 in Battle Creek to Robert Henry McDonald and Prudence Tucker. He grew up in the Battle Creek area and briefly attended Olivet College. Rex served his country honorably in the Navy from 1952 to 1956 and in the Naval Reserve until 1960. He retired as a machinist from Elixir Aluminum in Angola, Indiana.
Rex was a proud member of the American Legion in Indiana. He enjoyed time with his family and watching football and golf. He was a great cook and especially loved to bake.
Rex is survived by his daughter, Vickie Piper of Battle Creek; sons, Edgar (Julie) McDonald of Burlington, MI and Rex Lake of Las Vegas, NV; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a brother, Richard (Mary) McDonald of Santa Barbara, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Rebecca.
A graveside service officiated by Pastor Susan Morgan will take place at Oakridge Cemetery on January 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Charitable donations in Rex's memory may be made to Centrica Care Navigators (7100 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009), formerly Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Rex's family is being assisted by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages and memories may be shared at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.