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Rex Earl MorrisPassing: October 30, 2019


Liberty Baptist Church

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 2nd @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, November 1st @ 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.


Liberty Baptist Cemetery

Saturday, November 2nd

MITCHELL — Rex Earl Morris, 93,passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born February 19, 1926, in Mitchell, he was the son of Elmer and Ella (Pruett) Morris.  He married Mary Lou Melvin December 15, 1944, and she preceded him in death August 11, 2009.

Rex was co-owner of Crawford-Morris Lumber Company and retired in 1994. He was a 70 year member of Liberty Baptist Church and a 1944 graduate of Mitchell High School.  Rex enjoyed woodworking and took great pride in his lawn.  He and Mary Lou were campers and traveled across the United States.

Judith Ann (Kenneth) Tanksley of Mitchell
Janet Elaine (Jim) Cord of Tolono, Illinois
Bryan Scott Tanksley
Jessica Ann Howard
Jennifer Lynne Pace
Allison Marie Artis
great grandchildren,
Justin, Gabriel, Ava, Jaslynne, Jerilynne, Mason, Dylan, and Olivia

His parents; wife; and sister, Mary Davis, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, at Liberty Baptist Church with Reverend Wade Judy and Pastor Brice Menaugh officiating.  Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 12:00 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Dana Dunbar | http://Mitchell
    Date: November 3, 2019
    Judy, Brenda and I were out of town and couldn't come by to pay our respects to your father. You have our deepest sympathy. Rex was a wonderful gentleman. Dana
  2. Guest: Michelle Pierce | http://Spencer Indiana
    Date: November 3, 2019
    He was the most kind,big hearted, wise , multi talented man I ever met. He loved his family and was proud of them all. The world lost an amazing man and I'm very sorry to all the family. My condolences and prayers for all his family who mourn him♡
  3. Guest: Connie Stoll | http://Loogootee
    Date: November 2, 2019
    So sorry for your loss Judy and Janet. Praying God is your comfort as you lay his body to rest. His soul is soaring high!
  4. Guest: Robert M Pridemore | http://Garland Texas
    Date: October 31, 2019
    Sorry to hear about your Dad. I will be praying for you and the family.BOB
  5. Guest: Patricia Phipps, Menville | http://Somerville, Texas
    Date: October 31, 2019
    So sorry for your loss, i saw your father in 2012 when my mother passed away. Awesome Christian man.
  6. Guest: Kathy Vogler | http://Bedford, In
    Date: October 31, 2019
    Judy, so sorry for your loss. You All are in our prayers. Kathy and Joe
  7. Guest: MIke and Rita Ramey | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: October 30, 2019
    Just know you are being thought of at this time. Love n prayers Mike and Rita
  8. Guest: Janet and Charlie | http://Mitchell
    Date: October 30, 2019
    Judy, Was so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Charlie and Janet
  9. Guest: Jennielu Head Percic | http://Aurora, Illinois
    Date: October 30, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.