Jerry Don Rex, 55, of Spearman passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life with a viewing at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter, Amarillo, TX 79119 on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Graveside services will be in Holt Cemetery (County Road 22 & FM 281 intersection, Spearman, TX 79081) at 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 28, 2017, followed by a reception at Hungry Cowboy (1020 TX-207, Spearman, TX 79081) from 3:00 -5:00 pm. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter Road.
Jerry was born on July 10, 1962 in Spearman, Texas to Ronald and Joy Rex. He grew up in Spearman where he attended school. He was well traveled, including spending a year in Saudi Arabia with his grandparents. Jerry worked as a truck driver and also as a pumper in the oil fields until his health caused him to retire. He remained a proud pumper even after he was no longer working as one. He married the love of his life, Kimberly Scroggs on March 2, 1985. He could always be found listening to music, usually rock, he enjoyed fast cars, camping, fishing and his dogs. The great joy in his life was spending time with his family. He never looked happier than when he got the chance to fish next to his wife Kimberly. He will be remembered for always keeping his children and grandchildren happy, whatever they wanted he made sure they got it. He instilled his love of being a daredevil into each of his children in different ways. He would happily watch cartoons with his grandchildren when he got the chance. Jerry left large parts of himself in each of his children, from his taste of music, his love of cars, and even his attitude. Jerry will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ronald and Joy Rex and grandparents Don and Dorlain Ladd.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kim Rex; two sons, Corey Rex and wife Adriane and Tyler Rex; a daughter, Haley Rex and fiance William Grant; two brothers, Jimmy Rex and wife Tina and Larry Rex; one uncle, George Rex; four grandchildren, Havanna Rex, Madison Higgins, Cloey Rex and Michael Rex; two nieces, MaKenna Rex and Keely Rex and a host of other family members and friends.