TROY - Rex E. Bigelow, 78, of Troy, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 19, 1934, in Buckland to the late Elwood Bigelow and Gustie (Barnes) Bigelow.
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Rex is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jan (Buck) Bigelow, whom he married on May 20, 1972. He also is survived by his children, Steve (Sandy Hewitt) Bigelow of Troy, Virginia (Stephen) Stuckey of Centerville, Michael Bigelow of Troy, Tom (Robin) Bigelow of Troy, Danny Bigelow of Troy, Phyllis (Roger) Proffitt of Quincy, and Kyle (Lisa) Bigelow of Troy; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Bigelow of Rockford; sister-in-law, Willa Bigelow of Celina; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, David and Dick Bigelow, and grandson, Griffin Edward Bigelow.
Rex was a member of the Troy Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the Troy Fish and Game, NRA, and BPAA (Bowling Proprietors Association of America).
He served as grand marshal of the Troy Strawberry Festival Parade in 1995, and was Citizen of the Year in July 2006. Rex was the owner of Troy Bowl.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday.
The family will also receive friends following the service at the Troy Bowl. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to donor's favorite charity.
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