NOVEMBER 8, 1937 - DECEMBER 2, 2008

 GROVE - Rex Smith, 71, of Grove, passed away Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 peacefully at home with his beloved wife Ferol by his side in Grove, OK. Rex was born November 8, 1937 in Tulsa , OK to Lewis and Florine (Bedigrew) Smith. Rex married Ferol Eichenlaud on May 20, 1983 in Sperry , OK .

Rex was in the United States Navy reserves for four years during the Korean War. Rex worked at Continental Industries in Tulsa , OK were he retired from in 1998 as a Product Manager after thirty-eight years of service. Rex and his wife have been residents of Grove for more than ten years and are members of The Independent Baptist Church in Grove, OK. Rex was also a member of the Romeo’s (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and he collected train memorabilia and stamps.Rex is preceded in death by one son Michael Smith.

Rex is survived by his wife of twenty-five years Ferol Smith, children; Tony, Eric, Cindy, and Lyn, three step-children; Terri, Cindy, and Rick; twenty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Rex is also survived by two sisters; Marilyn Johnson of Norman, OK and Shirley Galleher of Moore , OK , and two brothers; John Dean of Verdigris , OK and Brad Smith of Tulsa , OK . Memorial Services will be held on Saturday December 6, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at The Independent Baptist Church in Grove, OK. Rev. Marty Hughes will be officiating. Funeral services are entrusted to Funeral Services of Grand Lake of Grove, OK. Donations may be made to Faith to Finish Building Fund at The Independent Baptist Church of Grove. Online condolences may be made at