BRISTOL — Jesse Hugh Rex, 82, of Bristol passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Jesse was born on Oct. 17, 1936, in Syracuse to Roscoe and Mary (Grames) Rex. He married Donna Gardner on Feb. 6, 1981, at Bristol United Methodist Church in Bristol.
Jesse was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time at Native Hardwoods, going to the casino, scratch-off lottery tickets, playing cards, fishing, NASCAR and Notre Dame football. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He retired from the Meat Department at Kroger.
Jesse is survived by his wife, Donna, and their children, Jeannie (Tom) Myers of Bristol, Judi (Jim) Edmundson of Bristol, Janee (David) Towner of Bristol, Ron (Brenda) Rex of Union, Michigan, Tonya (Rodney) Chris of Elkhart, Angela (Brian) Hershberger of Union, Michigan, Todd (Karen) Barrett of Elkhart, and his sister, Sandra (Dean) Sellers of Mottville, Michigan; grandchildren Corey Rex, Courtni (Zach) Jellison, Amanda (Derek) Boling, Joe (Tara) Towner, Kayla (Serigo) Castro, Kelsey Rex, Crystal Hunsberger, Jessica Barrett, Tyler Barrett, Kevin Hershberger and Kristin (Isaiah) Kreider; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Rife, and his brother, Ralph Rex.
Friends may visit with family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Bristol United Methodist Church, 201 S. Division St., Bristol, and one hour before the 10 a.m. service on Saturday, June 15, at the church with the Rev. Gary Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in Bristol.
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Jesse to the church and Heartland Hospice, 230 W. Catalpa Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
Online condolences may be sent to the Rex family on the funeral home website.