Craig Owen Rex

  • Born: August 4, 1932
  • Died: May 27, 2017
  • Location: Harrod, Ohio

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home

311 W Main St
Cridersville, OH 45806

Tel. (419) 645-4501

Tribute & Message From The Family

Craig O. Rex, Harrod, 84, died on May 27, 2017, at VanCrest of Ada, Ohio.

Craig was born Aug. 4, 1932, in Lima, Ohio, to Dick Owen and Margaret Elizabeth (Johnston) Rex who preceded him in death. On Aug. 19, 1951, he married Janice Mae Burden who died Jan. 7, 1981. Craig married Norma LaRue Preston on March 21, 1982, and she survives.

Craig was a lifelong resident and farmer of Auglaize Township, Allen County. He served in the U.S. Army, I Corps, Korea, 1952-1954. He was a truck driver with a career spanning 32 years including driving for Ken Burden, ScotLad, and Roundys. He was a member of Auglaize Bible Church.

Craig is survived by his loving wife, Norma, and eight children: Michael (Julie) Rex, Sandra (Jim) Corbet, Sharon (Rex) Cole, Susan (Mark) Underwood, all of Harrod; Shelly (Pete) Ehora, Lima; Sheryl (Mark) Stumbaugh, Harrod; Bill (Barb) Preston, Alger; and Cathy (John) Petersen, Ada. He is loved by 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Craig is also survived by his brother, Norman (Kay) Rex; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Hall and Donna Burden; and brothers–in-law, Gene (Connie) Burden and Butch (Linda) LaRue. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Rusty Girdler.

Memorial contributions may be made to Auglaize Bible Church.

Services will be at Auglaize Bible Church, Harrod, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, with Pastor Ben Buzhardt officiating. Burial will be in Auglaize Cemetery, Harrod. Friends may call at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.


Condolence & Memory Journal

The Rex family has played a big part in my family's life. So sorry your loss. Hugs and prayers. Sue Brown

Posted by Susan Sarchet Brown - Cridersville, OH - Friend   June 01, 2017

Craig is remembered for good sense of humor , compassion, and love for his family. He will be missed by all. Prayers for Norma and family. God be with you at this difficult time. So sorry we cannot be there.
Charlie and Becky

Posted by Charles Billings - Lecanto, FL   May 30, 2017

Mike & Cara: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father/grandfather. My heart goes out to you during your time of sorrow. With sympathy, Diane Haller

Posted by Diane Haller - Lima, OH   May 30, 2017

For Mike Rex and family, I am sorry to learn of your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one, especially a parent. May God comfort you and all your family at this time of loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Please accept my sympathy.

Posted by Carolyn Harshbarger - Wapakoneta, OH   May 29, 2017