Rex Allen Dishon, 68, of Fortville, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born on November 3, 1948 in Elwood, KS as the son of Robert and Doris (Paden) Dishon.
He graduated from Wathena High School in 1967 at attended Highland College. Rex served in the Army during the Vietnam and retired as an Air Force Reserve. He married Marcia Jean (Wilson) on June 11, 1971 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Greenfield.
He worked for Altec Industries as an electrician for many years. Rex really enjoyed all sports and especially coaching his daughters and friends. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan and enjoyed collecting cars and attending car shows and traveling. Rex loved spending time with his family and friends, and especially his grandchildren.
Rex is survived by his wife, Marcia Dishon of Fortville; three daughters, Michelle Boyd, and husband Michael Jr., of New Palestine, Andrea Jasionowski, and husband Garett of Greenfield and Carrie Verry, and husband Ryan of Indianapolis; three brothers, David Dishon, and wife Marilee of Missouri, Marc Dishon and wife Cindy of Missouri and Kevin Dishon, and wife Gail of Kansas; eight grandchildren, Cierra, Evan, Luke, Jesi, Andrew, Jackson, Joey and Coleman; great-granddaughter, Emerson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Doris Dishon; and granddaughter, Miranda.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 124 E. Staat Street, Fortville, IN 46040. A funeral service will take place following the visitation at 5:00 p.m. Pastor Paul Romoser will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to the JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814 or American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave., Suite 214, Overland Park, KS 66202. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.
Friends may share a memory or a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.