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Rex James Farthing

Rex James Farthing, 90, of Nixa, MO, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Rex was born Jan 10, 1931, in Ozark, MO, to Rex and Erma (Bilyeu) Farthing. He graduated from Ozark High School, Class of 1949. Rex and Emily Nadine (Stine) were united in marriage on Nov 25, 1954. Rex was a hard-working man who wore many hats including truck driver, gas station owner, 17 years with Ozark Wholesale Grocers, farmer, bus driver for Ozark Schools, Christian County’s first paid ambulance director and he loved selling and developing real estate. He was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed hunting, golfing, bowling, fishing and you would be hard-pressed to find a bigger St. Louis Cardinals fan. He and Nadine enjoyed camping trips with friends and traveling, especially via cruise ship. Rex was a long-time member of the Nixa Church of Christ serving as an elder and deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Marsha Veach and an infant daughter, Melinda. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Nadine, daughter, Karen (David) Carmichael, son, Kevin Farthing, sister, Marilyn (Ed) Stewart, 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 niece, 1 nephew, 1 great-nephew and many other family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Least of These or Convoy of Hope. A Graveside Funeral will be 2:00 PM Sunday, October 10, at Richwood Cemetery, Nixa. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. No visitation is planned.

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Sending our prayers and best wishes to Nadine and the family. Ken Richmond Family Data

KEN RICHMOND Oct 11 2021 12:00 AM

We'll always remember Rex as a person who cared deeply about his community. We remain grateful that he and Nadine hosted an emergency preparedness course (through the Red Cross?) where we learned CPR and other helpful life-saving tips. It was always a pleasure to visit with Rex and Nadine. Our prayers are with her and the entire family as they say their temporary goodbyes. We all look forward to seeing Rex again someday, but until then, may God grant Nadine (and the family) physical strength, comfort, and peace of mind.

Connie & Loyd Todd Oct 9 2021 12:00 AM

He was such a great guy

Valerie Bilyeu Archer Oct 9 2021 12:00 AM

In loving memory of our brother in Christ, Rex Farthing, who will be dearly missed by us all.

Nixa Church of Christ Oct 8 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.

Janis Hixon Creek Oct 8 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear, Rex was a good friend to me when I worked on the Volunteer Ambulance. Thank you Rex for all you taught me.

Katrina Green Oct 8 2021 12:00 AM

Sad news. Prayers and condolences to my old bus driver and his family

John Elkins Oct 8 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear, Rex was a great guy. Prayers for the family.

Lisa Hillsman Estes Oct 8 2021 12:00 AM

Great man....... .

Brent Forgey Oct 8 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. He went to school with my mom and then was my school bus driver. Prayers for his loved ones.

Sharon Snow Oct 8 2021 12:00 AM

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