BRADFORD - Rex A. Whitmer, age 68, of Bradford, passed away March 19, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton.
Rex was born in Piqua on Oct. 20, 1944, to James F. and Pauline J. (Rench) Whitmer; a graduate of Bradford High School, Class of 1963; a U.S. Air Force veteran; retired with 37 years of service as an owner/operator of Christian's Appliance Service, Piqua; a member of Potsdam Church of the Brethren; a 4-H adviser for 21 years; and a member of the Bradford Lions Club.
Preceded in death by his father.
Rex is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara A. (Hess) Whitmer; mother, Pauline Whitmer of Bradford; two sons, Kent Whitmer of Covington, Kevin Whitmer of Greenville and his fiancée, Julie Schrader of Versailles; two daughters, Nancy and husband, Jim Troutwine of Ansonia, Joy Whitmer Graham and husband, Dustin Graham of Piqua; two grandchildren, Mariah and Jordan Troutwine; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Michelle Whitmer of Blue Grass, Iowa, Steve and Dawn Whitmer of Bradford; sister and brother-in-law, Marsha and Kenny Bubeck of Ludlow Falls; mother-in-law, Phyllis A. Hess of Greenville; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Potsdam Church of the Brethren with Pastor Robert Kurtz officiating. Interment Newcomers Cemetery, Arcanum with military honors.
The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Potsdam Church of the Brethren Sound System. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockerfraley.com