Rex Edward Davis passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, after suffering from multiple illnesses. He was born to Gaylon and Lorena (Bray) Davis on February 25, 1939, in Ransom, Kansas.
Rex grew up in Alamota KS and graduated from Lane County High School in 1957. In the fall of 1957 Rex enlisted in the United States Navy as a radio technician for a four year term. Having completed his enlistment, he returned to Dighton, Kansas, where he married his best friend’s sister, Lois Darlene (Shapland) on June 7, 1964. The two of them went to Fort Hays State University where Rex graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics. They then moved to California so Rex could work for the Hughes Aircraft Company. When the company downsized, the family moved first back to Dighton, then to Garden City where he found worked at Sunflower Electric for the next fifteen years. Rex’s second career for the next fifteen years consisted of being the maintenance supervisor for U.S.D. 457, a position from which he retired. Since 1975, Rex and his family have been active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Garden City Ward.
Rex is survived by his wife, Lois; his sister, Rita & Larry Weber of Colby, Kansas; his sons, Steven & Amy of Vernal Utah, Daniel & Afton of Bowling Green Kentucky, Michael of Garden City Kansas, and James of Satanta Kansas; and his grandchildren, Aiden, Evan, and Aliyah.
Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 619 Mary Street, Garden City, Friday June 7, 2019 At 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City with military rites conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Viewing will be at 9:00am on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials given to the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund in care of the funeral home.