The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 14, 2012

Rex D. Lovell


GEORGETOWN — Rex D. Lovell, 57, of Georgetown, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at his home.

He was born Sept. 24, 1955, in Danville, the son of Billy Ray and Alice (Hutchison) Lovell, both deceased.

He was united in marriage to Thelma K. Chitwood on Aug. 3, 1978, in Danville. She will miss him dearly.

He also is survived by his sons, Michael (Eleshia) Powell and Thomas (Shirley) Powell; his daughters, Patricia Whitiker, Lisa (Keith) Bell and Charlene (Archie) Trussel; his grandchildren, Michael, Leslie, Gregory, Kaitlyn, Aliceson Powell, Tiffany Miller, Samantha, Michael E., William E. Powell, Breezy Whitiker, Melanie Hunt, Michael Trussel, Marissa Sanford, Melissa Thomas, Andy Williamson, Ashley Proctor, Franklin, Faith, Brooklyn and Destiny Bell; his 14 great-grandchildren; his brother, Clifford (Missy) Lovell; his sisters, Pamela Edmond and Missy Lovell; his several nieces and nephews; his special pet, Rudy; and his special friends, Raymond and Helen from Newport, Ind., and Tina Charles and Bob Patterson.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Joe Lovell; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Gladys Hutchison; his paternal grandparents; his grandson, Thomas Powell Jr.; his son-in-law, John Whitiker.

Rex graduated from Danville High in 1972. He was a mechanic and had a towing business. He enjoyed bingo, races and fishing.

Rex attended the Harvest Time Christian Church. He really enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his grandkids and great-grandkids. Rex was especially fond of sitting on his front porch and admiring his flowers.

A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Niccum Cemetery, Danville. Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure is assisting with arrangements.

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