1941 – 2022
Rex Leroy Smith, 81 of Edmond Oklahoma passed away from this life to be with our Heavenly Father on November 2, 2022. He passed away peacefully with family by his side at his home. He was born July 1, 1941 in Enid Oklahoma to Hazel (Long) and Leonard Smith. He is survived by his son Jeff Smith and wife Annette, daughter Brenda Hayes, son David Smith and wife Lisa, son Darrell Smith and wife Elizabeth, all of Edmond, OK; grandchildren Jessica Conner, Daniel Conner, Logan Smith, Allyson Smith and Nicole Smith and great grandson Tyson Conner; brother DL Smith of Enid, OK, sister Dean Shepard of Norman, OK, and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Max Smith, sister Mary Lou Pool, wife Corrina (Hayes) Smith. Rex married Corrina Smith on December 17, 1971 and they were married for almost 49 years. He grew up in Enid, OK and attended Marshall High School where he played football. He later went on to enlist in the Army Reserve and worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as a Government Contractor. He later retired as an E7 in the Army Reserve and also from the FAA with numerous achievement recognitions throughout both careers. He enjoyed watching OU Football and old westerns, he also enjoyed gardening, working on projects around the home and most of all making his land a “park” for his family and friends to enjoy. He was always the first to help a stranger or family in times of need and never asked for anything in return. He will be truly missed for the man he was, but most of all for the values and work ethic he instilled in his family.
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 1-8 P.M. with family present to greet friends from 5-7 P.M at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will take place Friday, November 11, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. in the Marshall IOOF Cemetery.