Harold Dovenspike

Harold Rex Dovenspike, 69, of New London, died Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at his home.  He was born July 13, 1953 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa to Harold Orville and Marjorie Elaine Kirk Dovenspike.  He was a 1971 graduate of New London High School.  He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam war and in recent years enjoyed being on the military honor guard at Post 7641 in New London.  He served as Post Junior Vice Commander and handled the poppy sales for the last several years.  He worked at the Mental Health Institute in Mt. Pleasant and retired from dispatch at the WalMart Warehouse.

Rex was a homebody who enjoyed taking care of his property, but most important to him were his beloved pets, friends and neighbors.

According to his wishes, his body has been cremated and inurnment will be held at a later date.  Elliott Chapel, New London is assisting with the arrangements and online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.