302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Rex L. Boone

Rex L. Boone, age 93 of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on January 30, 2020, at Christiana Hospital with his family by his side.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Colleen Boone (Soules). He is preceded by his parents, Norma R. and James E. Boone, his siblings Max Boone, Melba McCullaugh, Mary Hale, and son Danny Boone of Sullivan, IN. He is survived by his children, Wayne Ramsey, Jacqualine Schilling (Brian), and Patricia Ruszkay (Thomas). He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Amy Morris, Erin Italia (Tony), Scott Ramsey (Stacey), Grant Ramsey, Paul Ruszkay and Michael Ruszkay; along with 5 great-grandchildren, Geoffrey Morris, Brenan Italia, Riley Italia, Reed Italia, and Liam Ramsey.

Rex worked 40 years with DuPont at various facilities within the U.S. and Mexico. Rex enjoyed playing and watching all sports, especially golf and basketball, but cherished most spending time with his family and gardening. A private service will be held by the family.

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    Bernie Reece writes,
    Rex was like a father to me and knew him for 60 years. The whole family is like my family. He was such a great person and will be missed greatly. My condolences go out to all the family but I am dure they know how I feal. God bless
    02/01/2020 05:22 pm
    Melissa Eagle Scott writes,
    Dearest Pat and family, Rick and I send our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. I will always remember remember his humor and kindness. I’ll never forget Senior Skip day when I accidentally yanked out his newly planted tree with my dad’s old Plymouth Satellite. I’m sure he was aggravated with me, but he never said a word. He was a great guy. I hope you find comfort in memories of happy days.
    02/01/2020 06:26 pm
    Amy morris lit a candle and writes,
    I love you so much!
    02/01/2020 06:34 pm
    Karen Hamm Buck writes,
    Dear Connie and Patricia I am so sorry for the loss of Rex. He was always so much fun. His laughter was contagious. Just remembering the pool parties and my parents house with all three of you. I send my love and hugs to both of you.
    02/04/2020 12:25 pm
    ian dunn lit a candle and writes,
    Louise and I regret our long delay in sending condolences to all of you. Rex was a wonderful friend to us , beginning with our transfer to Tampico when Rex and Connie were welcoming and began an almost 40 year friendship. Both were invaluable friends to two of our sons, who were at St Andrew's in Middletown while we were far away in Mexico. They visited us in the Florida Keys annually in February. They gave me a bed and a loan of Rex's pick-up on many of my visits to Wilmington. They attended our sons' weddings and graduations and we got to several of their celebrations of their anniversaries. Rex was a fine golfer, a superb and loyal employee of Dupont's TiO2 business, and a great patriarch to his children and grandchildren. WE miss him. Our love and condolences to Connie, Patricia and Jackie and all the grand children. We have sent a contribution to the Salvation Army in Rex's memory. Ian and Louise Dunn (Louise's E-mail: louise dunn69@gmail.com)
    06/11/2020 08:43 am

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