Rex D. Mc Gehee

Born: Thu., May 23, 1935
Died: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

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Rex D. Mc Gehee, 84, Oblong, IL died on Friday October 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN.

Born May 23, 1935 in Bedford Township Wayne County near Cisne, IL he was the son of Arthur and Rosabel (Ayers) Mc Gehee. On December 26, 1971 he married Rosemary Kirk and she survives.

Rex owned and operated Dorsey Kirk Insurance Agency in Oblong, IL from 1980 until his retirement in 2017. Before that he was a manager at Index Notion Stores in Petersburg, IN, Chester, IL, Robinson, IL and Oblong, IL. He moved to Oblong in 1969. He served in the United States Army from 1958 -1964. Rex was an active member and officer in the different Lions Clubs and Jaycees he belonged to over the years. He was a very active member of First Christian Church in Oblong serving as Chairman of the Benevolent Fund and as a Deacon. He was involved with the Gideon’s and served as treasurer of Oblong Food Bank for many years. He was a member of the Robinson Elks Lodge 1188 and was awarded the Oblong Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community Service Award in 2006. Most of all Rex was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.  

Survivors include his wife Rosemary Mc Gehee of Oblong, IL; two brothers and sisters-in-law Marshall and Lannie Mc Gehee of Fairfield, IL and Richard Kem and Elizabeth Mc Gehee of Belleview, WA; several nieces, nephews and cousins along with a sister-in-law Theresa Kirk of Robinson, IL.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and two sisters-in-law Muriel Mc Gehee and Evelyn Cunefare.

Celebration of Rex’s Life will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday October 15, 2019 at the Oblong First Christian Church 206 North Range St Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Oblong American Legion Post #219. Visitation will be Monday Oct 14, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the church.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to either the Oblong Food Bank or Oblong First Christian Church. Envelopes will be at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL.

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   Posted Mon October 14, 2019

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Debbie .

Rex was a truly special person... He loved God and his family and was fun to be around. He will be missed but we know he is the hands of God....may precious memories carry you through, Rosie...

Carol Ryan
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
A reminder that Rex was a organizer/member/president of the Crawford County Benevolence Fund from its inception in 1995. He would talk with the families needing assistance and guide them in the best direction. He was quite compassionate and I loved to hear him pray!
I have no doubt Rex was greeted at Heaven's door "well done, my good and faithful servant...

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