Rex Newcomer
1959 - 2020
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Mr. Rex Allen Newcomer, of Warrenton, MO., was welcomed home by the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, March 9, 2020 at his home. Rex was born on April 4, 1959 in Kirksville, MO., to the late Ellis and Patsy (nee: Riley) Newcomer. He had reached the age of 60 years 11 months and 5 days.

Rex was married to Rebecca Matthes on June 12, 1982 in Webster Groves, MO. To this union, two children were born, Sarah and Jonathan. They celebrated over 37 years together. Rex enjoyed hunting and fishing and doing wood working. He was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan and also enjoyed collecting coins. Rex sang in the church choir and also sang to Rebecca at their wedding. He worked for many years as a custodian at the Wesleyan Kiddie Kollege in Warrenton and retired as a custodian from the Warren County R-3 school district. Rex loved his grandbabies and spent as much time with them as he could. He also spent time researching his family tree.

Rex was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Patsy; grandparents, Oscar and Ethel Newcomer, William and Twila Riley; one nephew, Jared Newcomer; four uncles, Donald Riley, Bernard Riley, Niel Newcomer, Robert Summers. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca, daughter, Sarah Adams and husband Mark, Jonathan Newcomer and wife Kaylen; three grandchildren, Olivia, Gavin and Rowan; two brothers, Randy Newcomer and wife Barb, Roger Newcomer; niece and nephews, Jason Newcomer and wife Megan, their baby Nicole, Matt Newcomer, Desiree' Rider and husband Jason, their children, Daxton and Lachlan, Riley Newcomer and wife Jessica, their children, Lizzy and Liam; three aunts, Carolyn Riley, Patty Newcomer and Nancy Summers, sister in law Kae Higgins; other relatives and many friends.

Visitation for Mr. Rex Newcomer will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Warrenton Wesleyan Church, 806 South State Hwy 47, Warrenton MO 63383. Funeral services will begin at 7:00 PM also at the church. Another funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, 11:00 AM, at the Church of the Nazarene, 2302 North Lincoln St. Kirksville, MO 63501. A committal service will follow at Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville.

Memorial donations in honor of Rex are preferred to the Warrenton Wesleyan Church, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main St. Warrenton, MO 63383. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in Kirksville Daily Express on Mar. 10, 2020.
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March 14, 2020
We are terribly sorry for your loss and deeply saddened that we were unable to attend the visitation/services. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love always, The Spoede's
Becky Spoede
March 11, 2020
We knew Rex when he was a teenager. He loved the Lord and was a spiritual leader in the youth group at Kirksville. It was an honor to officiate at his and Rebecca's wedding. So many wonderful memories. Our deepest sympathy to Rebecca and the family. Rick & Linda Short
Rick Short
March 10, 2020
Our love and prayers to Rebecca and family. --Jess and Janet Anesi
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March 10, 2020
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March 10, 2020
So sorry to hear of Rex's passing. He was such a good man and a powerful son of God. Many good memories of him and family.
Ross Tipton
March 10, 2020
Sorry for your loss
Diana Reyes
March 10, 2020
I loved to listen to Rex sing in church. Even when it became difficult and he had to sit, he had such a strong voice. No matter the pain Rex was in or how sick he was, he always mustered a smile and had kind words. He was a true man of God and will be missed by so many of the lives he touched. My prayers are with you during your mourning. Rex is somewhere better, in the arms of our savior, in no more pain. Rest in peace, my friend.
Jessica Nagel
March 10, 2020
I worked with Rex at Hardees when I was a teenager. He is a great man the lived life with integrity and kindness. I will miss running into him at the store or seeing him out and about.
Bob Rader
March 10, 2020
Rebecca, and family, Deepest sympathy for all of you.
Jerry Cullom
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