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“Inlightvthis candle for Erica in memory of Robert Rex ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Roberta Escobedo - Friend

“Bob was a friend of my dad's many years ago. He was really a great guy who would give you his shirt off his back. RIH Bob. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Sheila (Wirta) Church - Clio, MI

“Erica and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Rex. He will be missed. Prayers to all to comfort you during this time of sorrow. ...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kimberly Bishop - Millington, MI

“RIP Rex! Prayers for all that grieve His loss. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Lorraine Smith - Frankenmuth, MI

“So sorry for your loss Erica my thoughts and prayers are with you may God bless you ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Sonya Carbeno - Flint, MI

“Great memories of the trips across the bridge. Never will forget all the help you gave to us with our girls when they were growing up. Never said...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Gordie and Jean Jamison, Jodi amd JeniMae - MI

“Erica, I am sorry to about your loss. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Katie Creason - Vassar, MI

“We were sorry to hear of Robert's passing. As a class mate to his sister Cindy, we want the family to know that our hearts go out to you. Robert and...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah Miller - Lapeer, MI

“you fioght a good fight as long as you could, now its all of ours(your friends and family) to watch over erica and we promise to do just that i am...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Roberta Escobedo - Brownsburg, IN


Robert William Rex Sr., age 60 years, went home with his Lord Thursday, March 10, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born on April 4, 1955, in Washington D.C., the son of William and Irene (Kilborne) Rex. He was known simply as REX to all his friends. Rex graduated top of his class from Lakeville High School and later received his BA from U of M in Flint. He had a love for the church and taught Sunday school for many years. Rex was united in marriage to Erica Brownfield on August 19, 2003. He worked for General Motors at both Fisher Body in Flint and at Steering Gear in Saginaw, retiring after 30 years of service. After retiring he was called back to work at Nexteer, which is where he currently was employed. Rex was a member of UAW Local 699 and the Vassar Eagles 2380. Rex was hardworking and very proud of his trades and took pride in teaching his many apprentices. He was a very loved and respected man, who loved his family and enjoyed providing and spending time with them. Rex had a love for the outdoors, especially when he could get out and ride his Harley. Sometimes he would ride a 1,000 miles in a day! He and Erica enjoyed their travels over the years, but their greatest joy came with the arrival of grandchildren.

Surviving family include his wife, Erica; children, Billy Rex Jr., Joshua Rex and Stacey (Chris) Teffole; grandchildren, Douglas, Brooklyn, Clayton, Christopher and Lincoln; sister, Cindy (Bob) Vandesteene; brother, Tim Rex; mother-in-law, Grace Brownfield and many nieces and nephews. Rex was preceded in death by his father, William Rex and a dear friend, Bill Gouine.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016, at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar. Dr. Rick Flanders officiating. The family will gather with friends on Monday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Immediately following the service there will be a luncheon at the Vassar Eagles, 651 State Rd. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the wishes of the family.