Rex Lee Drayton, 81, E3146 W Louds Spur Rd, Chatham, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility.
He was born on June 26, 1933 in Milford Twp., Michigan, son of Wirt Lee and Gertrude E. (Salmon) Drayton.
On April 16, 1960, Rex married Florence Banfield in Wixom, MI.
While residing in Bark River, they owned and operated Drayton Dairy Farm.
Among survivors include his two daughters, Patty Derouin and Brenda (Al) Gartland of Bark River; son, Doug (Angela) Drayton of Chatham; stepchildren, Donna Weedon, Diane Adams, Carol Feathers, Mary Savaglio and Dave (Diane) Ashby; sisters, Peggy (Carl) Morgan and Dorothy (Robert) Merrill of Howell; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his step daughter, Lynn Ashby.
Private graveside services will be held in the spring.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Drayton family.