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Rex Gilbert Sheppard

August 13, 1936 April 13, 2009
Rex Gilbert Sheppard
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Obituary for Rex Gilbert Sheppard
Greer Funeral Home
235 South Pennsylvania
Mangum, Oklahoma 73554
(580) 782-3323
fax (580) 782-3652


Rex Gilbert Sheppard, age 72, of Mangum, passed away early Monday morning, April 13, 2009, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.

Rex was born on August 13, 1936, in Fairview, Oklahoma to Gilbert and Luella (Stark) Sheppard. After graduating from Brinkman High School in 1955, he married the love of his life, Mary Beth Barker, on July 1, 1956, in Granite. They spent the next fifty-two wonderful years together before her death on September 23, 2008. An expert mechanic most of his life, Rex loved working on and restoring old cars, but the things he loved the most of all in his life was taking care of his family, especially his great grandchildren who were "his babies".

Preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Mary, and his sister, Karol Clayton, Rex is survived by one daughter, Sherrie Denise Kendall and husband Keith of Mangum; two grandsons, Jeremy Brandon Kendall and wife Jaclyn of Mangum and Nicholas Keith Kendall and wife Kassi of Mangum; three great grandchildren, Jayli Elizabeth Kendall, J.J. Kendall and Alexa Mekale Kendall all of Mangum and many other relatives and a host of dear friends.

Funeral services for Rex Sheppard will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the Abundant Life Church with Brother Jeff Dill officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Greer Funeral Home of Mangum.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday evening, April 14, 2009, from 6 until 7 p.m. at Greer Funeral Home.

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