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REX E. SURBER SR., entered his eternal heavenly home on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he was a son of Vergil and Jennie (Ewing) Surber. Rex had one sibling, Paul, who passed away at the age of 20. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa and then enlisted in the army and served three years with the intent to fly aircraft. After starting flight school, it was discovered that he had an inner ear problem so he was disqualified, so he served the remaining years playing in the 517 army air force band and the 465th army services forces band. After discharge, he still had a passion for flying so he studied for and received his instrument panel pilot's license. Over the years, he owned seven different aircraft. He also served with the civil air patrol. Rex loved music, fishing and the Lord. His favorite verse was the whole Bible. He worked for AM International for 32 years and Townsend Industries for five years. He retired and lived in Arkansas for a brief time and then moved to Indiana in 2003. Survivors include wife of 26 years, Mary Surber; son, Glenn (Nancy) Surber of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter, Cheryl (John) Corbitt of Winter Springs, Fla.; son, Rex E. (Melissa) Surber Jr. of Owings Mills, Md.; stepdaughter, Ann (Mike) Smith of Urich, Mo.; and stepson, Clay (Jenny) Lemmon of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at East Allen Church of Christ, 3800 Minnich Road, New Haven, with visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials may be made to the or Parkinson's Disease Foundation. John 14:2-3. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, please visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 25, 2014
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