Edgar Rex George was born July 10, 1940, to Wilton and Nadine Hobbs George in Maryneal, Texas. Rex died on Feb. 26, in Abilene, Texas under the care of hospice.
Rex is survived by his spouse, Cathy, his lifelong friend and devoted wife of 48 years; three daughters and two sons-in-law by marriage, Regina and Joe Brad McVey of Maryneal, Rexann George Kalmer of Alabama, and Robin and Todd Pebsworth of New Mexico; nine grandchildren, Kevin and Melissa Gillespie of Roscoe, Kyle and Marla McDaniel of Lubbock, Justin McVey of Maryneal, Katie Kalmer and Blake Kalmer of Kansas and Shadarah and Natalie Pebsworth of New Mexico; four great-grandchildren, Paige and Kelton McVey and Bryler and Braxton McDaniel of Lubbock; two sisters, Nancy Welton and husband Noel of California, Debbie Gumataotao and husband JR of California; and one aunt, Sybil Hobbs of Maryneal.
Rex was preceded in death by both his parents; and a brother Don George of California.
Rex attended Highland High School until 1958. Rex married Cathy Alexander on Dec. 19, 1962.
Rex was an active member of the Maryneal Church of Christ for over 40 years. He loved God and his life reflected his dedication to God and his family. His life was a living sermon of daily adventures. He touched many lives, who in turn blessed his life to the fullest. His faith, courage and bravery these last few months have been immeasurable.
He loved watching the sun rise. He believed in the fact that it was the beginning of a new day that God had blessed him with — “we must live it to the best of our ability.”
He had many accomplishments in life, but never felt the need to mention them. His greatest accomplishment was being the best and most honorable man, devoted husband, loving dad, awesome Papa and great-Pa. Rex was a good cowboy. He believed being a cowboy was not a job, but a way of life. He was blessed with a life of doing what he loved and lived. He did not live to prove anything in his life, but lived life to the fullest.
His family was always his greatest treasure. He will be missed by all who knew him. The family will receive friends at McCoy Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 6-8 p.m.
His friends and pallbearers are Lane Jackson, Ken Nevins, Dalton Owens, Kerry Owens, Grant Sandusky and Parks Thomas.
The family suggests donations to Hospice, West Texas Rehab, or Decker Cemetery Fund in lieu of flowers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Maryneal Church of Christ with Ben Fike and Keith Clark officiating. Interment will be at Decker Cemetery. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.