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Rex D Crowder

Rex D. Crowder, age 67, of French Lick, Indiana passed away on February 15th, 2014 at IU Health Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Indiana.

He was born on May 26th, 1946 in Paoli, Indiana to Vincent and Wilma “Flick” Crowder.

He married Brenda Abel on August 21st, 1970 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rex was baptized and of the Christian faith and graduated from Springs Valley High School Class of 1964.

He worked at the Sheraton Hotel in maintenance from 1964 until 1979, and then from 1979 until 2012, he worked for the Springs Valley School Corporation doing maintenance and as caretaker of the indoor pool.

He is survived by:

Wife Brenda “Abel” Crowder French Lick, Indiana

(2) Daughters Mendy Buffington (Shane) West Baden Springs, Indiana
Jami Bledsoe (Davey) French Lick, Indiana

(1) Brother Vincent Gene Crowder Melbane, North Carolina

(2) Grandchildren Zerek Buffington and Aubrey Bledsoe

The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Friends may call from 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 and from 11:00 AM until the time of service on Wednesday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Joe Crow will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Springs Valley Elementary School to assist children needing supplies for swimming class, C/O Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.
Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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My sympathy to all the family. rIP my old friend.  I attended. Cuzco elementary with Rex many. Many years ago

Delphine Neukam of Indianapolis, formerly of Irvine, California

Delphine Neukam Mar 18 2014 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. I attended Cuzco elementary with Rex many years ago.

Delphine Neukam Mar 16 2014 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families....God Bless!

Kathy Stroud Feb 19 2014 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of the loss of the brother/brother-on-law, of our close friends, Vince and Shirley Crowder.  Take care.

Vicki and Don Watkins Feb 18 2014 12:00 AM

Although as classmates, we have been apart for 50 years, it still saddens our hearts to learn of one passing.  Please know that our deepest sympathies go out to you and your families.  May you find some peace in your memories of sharing so many wonderful years together.  Chiquita (Heckler) and Bobby Baker of Ft. Myers, FL

Chiquita & Bobby Baker Feb 18 2014 12:00 AM

Brenda and family: So very sorry to hear about Rex. My heart breaks for all of you. You are in our prayers. If you need anything please let me know. Love you.

Larry and Barbara Fullen Feb 16 2014 12:00 AM

To  Brenda, Mendy and Jamie

So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Ken and Mary

Ken and Mary Jackson Feb 16 2014 12:00 AM