The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

January 30, 2013

Rex Downing

NORMAN — Rex Downing, 52, died of natural causes Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Journey Church, located at Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road in Norman.

Rex was born Jan. 26, 1960, in Tulsa. Following his graduation, he was employed by an aeronautical contractor of the Department of Defense and was soon transferred to Adelanto, Calif., where he continued a successful career in aeronautics until relocating to Oklahoma in 2011 to assist with the care of his elderly mother.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ken Downing; and mother, Billye Downing.

He is survived by his son, Billy James Downing and wife Kara. Billy is a Marine currently serving in Afghanistan. Rex is also survived by his stepson, Caleb Tutt, and stepdaughter Brittany Tutt from California. Other survivors include his brother, Mike Downing and wife Melba of Dallas; his sister, Vicki Downing of Norman; his brother, Greg Downing and wife Kellie of Edmond; and their children and grandchildren.

He was actively becoming a member of Journey Church and volunteering for other community efforts. He was an excellent craftsman and worked with a variety of wood and stone materials. Rex died a friend of Bill W. In Rex’s life, no one was a stranger. He will be sorely missed.

Arrangements are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.

Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Robert Lytle Allen

    Robert Lytle Allen died Friday, April 11, 2014, at the age of 96. Mr. Allen was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Cleveland to Samuel William and Nellie Dunlap Allen. He was a longtime resident of Grove City, Pa., and resided part-time in Venice, ...

    April 16, 2014

  • John Leonard Humphrey

    John Leonard Humphrey, 81, of Norman, passed away peacefully with family surrounding him Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Norman....

    April 16, 2014

  • David Lynn Collins

    David Lynn Collins, 63, of Norman, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 30, 2014. David was born Aug. 14, 1950, in Norman. He was the fourth child of JR and Lotella Voncille Collins....

    April 16, 2014

  • Marylin E. Carpenter

    Marylin E. Carpenter, 92, of Harrison, Tenn., passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. A native of Arkansas, she lived in Oklahoma most of her life before moving back to Hot Springs, Ark., and then to Tennessee. She was a member of the ...

    April 15, 2014

  • Harry Howard Henninger

    Harry Howard Henninger, 90, of Ardmore, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Elmore City as an only child to Ted and Dora (Morse) Henninger....

    April 15, 2014

  • Karen Jeffery Hines

    Karen Jeffery Hines, 62, passed away on her birthday, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was born April 9, 1952, at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md. Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylon Wayne Hines....

    April 15, 2014

  • Dr. James M. Gray

    Dr. James M. Gray, 74, longtime Grove resident, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, with his family by his side....

    April 15, 2014

  • Mary L. Semore

    Mary L. Semore, of Norman, was born June 23, 1934, in Eufaula to Sam and Mary Clark Jennings and passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Norman at the age of 79....

    April 15, 2014

  • Karen Jeffery Hines

    Karen Jeffery Hines, 62, passed away on her birthday, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was born April 9, 1952, at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md. Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylon Wayne Hines....

    April 14, 2014

  • Patricia Margaret Ward Wilkerson

    Patricia Margaret Ward Wilkerson, 82, of Norman, was born March 21, 1932, in Oklahoma City to Carl S. and Monta M. Ward. She died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Norman. Mrs. Wilkerson graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1950, and that ...

    April 14, 2014