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Reu Rex

William Rex

Saturday, September 19th, 1925 Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for William Rex

Reu William Rex, 94, went to be with the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday February 12, 2020.

William (Bill) was born on September 19, 1925, to Emma Lucy and Reu Wilbur Rex in Pikeville, Tennessee. They lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and moved to Suwannee County, Florida, when he was in third grade. He graduated from Suwannee High School, then attended Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Tennessee, moving to Greenville, South Carolina, when the college changed locations. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 1951 with a B.S. degree in Business Management. He taught math for several years, but most of his 60 years of employment at Bob Jones University were spent as Master Electrician.

He married Thelma Carper on December 23, 1953 and they were married for 66 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Mary Ellen DeGarmo (Ron), James Rex (fiancé, Debbie), Ruth Rex; five grandchildren, Rebekah White (Chip), Justin DeGarmo (Annie), Jacob DeGarmo (Amber), Jason Rex (Bridgett), Jesse Rex (Samantha); five great-grandchildren, Rex DeGarmo, Jayleigh and Baylor Rex, Cameron and Jackson Rex; one sister, Mary Edna Rex of Florida; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tom and Mildred Butts, of Greenville, South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ralph Rex, Glen Rex, Wilbur Rex; and two sisters, Ernestine Land, and Lucy Rex.

The memorial service will be held at Morningside Baptist Church, 1115 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC on February 29, 2020, at 10:30, with burial in Live Oak, Florida. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:15 at Morningside prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Frontline Missions International, P.O. Box 829, Taylors, SC 29687.

Thank you to the caregivers from Shepherd's Care Assisted Living, Regency Hospice, and National Healthcare.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:15am
    Morningside Baptist Church
    1115 Pelham Road
    Greenville, South Carolina
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    Saturday, February 29th, 2020
    9:30am - 10:15am
  • Service

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Morningside Baptist Church
    1115 Pelham Road
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020
    10:00am

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To Mary Ellen and the entire family, We are praying for peace for each one of you as you grieve, with hope in the sustaining hand of God!
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Love, Mary Edna, Amanda and Family
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Terri Sikkelee

Mr. Rex was such a quiet, gentle neighbor who was a staple of my childhood. One of the most hard working, kindest men as well as a godly example. I am blessed to know his family - and to have grown up with his children. What a reward he had waiting for him!
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Auleen Cowan

Mr Rex (known to me as “Uncle Bill”) and his family have been friends of the Fulton family since my birth. Over the years we shared many campus and camping adventures, making fun memories together. Uncle Bill was a loyal BJU employee and example of a dependable “back hall light” in the Maintenance Department as the Master Electrician. It seemed he was capable of fixing anything and did so without any need for recognition or applause. He will be missed until we are reunited in worship of our Lord in heaven one day. Our love and sympathy reach out to all our loved ones in the Rex family as well as our prayers for God’s promised comfort and peace day by day. We love you.
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Ed and Dunbar

We thank the Lord for the life and ministry of Mr. Rex - a humble servant with a sweet testimony in every area of his life. May the God of all comfort give you grace and peace at this time of loss.
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