Rex Saltsman, age 81, of Leitchfield, KY, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his home.
He was born on Feb. 3, 1933 in Grayson Co., KY, the son of the late Claude and Oleva Meredith Saltsman.
He was a combat wounded veteran of the Korean War, having received a Purple Heart; he was a heavy equipment operator who enjoyed fishing, collecting guns and knives and loved John Deere Tractors; he was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 181, the Leitchfield Legion Post 81, the Leitchfield Masonic Lodge #235 and the Purple Heart Organization.
HE is survived by his wife, Mary Whobrey Saltsman; two sons, Mike Saltsman (Connie) of Wax, KY and Ron Saltsman of Lexington, KY; one granddaughter, Rebecca Jo Salstman of Nicholasville, KY; three brothers, John and Marcus Saltsman, both of Louisville, and Arnold Saltsman (Bonnie) of Taylorsvill3e, KY; one sister, Peggy Stratton of Leitchfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Harold Rex Saltsman; three brothers, Warren, Thomas, and Hovie Saltsman; two sisters, Lucille Saltsman and Mary Barnes.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. Bro. Darrell Arndell will be officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Williams Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Dermitt Funeral Home from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of services.
Online condolences can be made in the guestbook at www.dermittfuneralhome.com.