Archive for Thursday, April 5, 2007

Rex Milton Stewart

1924-2007

April 5, 2007

Memorial services for Rex Milton Stewart, 82, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Immanuel Chapel at the Chapel of the Veterans, 4101 S. Fourth Street, Leavenworth. Graveside services will at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Stewart died Thursday, March 28, 2007, at his home.

He was born May 3, 1924, in Lansing, the son of John and Dora Stewart.

Mr. Stewart graduated from Lansing High School, where he developed a love of poetry and excelled in drama.

He served in the Army Air Forces in the Philippines during World War II.

A gifted public speaker, Mr. Stewart enjoyed success as a radio sports broadcaster covering the Lansing Lions in the state basketball tournaments of 1949 and 1950.

He left the broadcasting business to begin a distinguished career with the Federal Aviation Administration. His final assignment with the FAA was as liaison to the military at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va.

He moved to Lake Havasu City in 1977.

On March 6, 1944, in Olympia, Wash., he married Lavinia Ann Smith. She survives of the home

Other survivors include a daughter, Susan LeCou, of Lake Havasu City; two sons, James, Zionsville, Ind., and Wayne, Topeka; five grandchildren; and a sister, Geneva Louise McCarbrey, Leaven-worth.

The family suggests memorials to the Lansing Historical Society, 115 E. Kansas Ave, Lansing.

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