Rex Allen Shepard, age 62 of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Monroe. A celebration of Rex's life will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Monroe American Legion. Memorials may be directed to the family and condolences may be left at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
Rex was born November 22, 1957 to Peggy (Strovers) Farver and John Shepard in Newton Is. Rex was a graduate of the Newton class of 76. He enjoyed racing, rodeo and all of his dogs over the years. He worked as a truck driver most of his life. His pride and joy of which all of us know was his 1968 Chevelle Malibu, he polished and kept it perfect.
Those left to honor his memory include his mother Peggy Farver of Monroe, Reed Shepard of Camp Pendleton CA and his brother John (Julie) Shepard Jr of Toledo IA. As well as many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Father John and Step Father Lyle Farver.
Rex u were a very dear and sweet friend. Leroy and I will miss u and ur Chevelle very much!!! U were the type of guy that would give his shirt off of his bk for anyone!!! RIP my dear sweet friend!!!! We will meet again!!! Leroy and Sheila Staub
Been along time, no see. Rip and give my family in heaven hugs and kisses for me and tell them Thank you for watching over me, and for helping me find my faith, strength,happiness, and love within myself. Because once I found that faith in me again, I realized God had been with me , walking beside me every day. You Rex will be missed on Earth but not in our hearts or memories. Til we meet once again. Keep smiling Always Melody Ryther (aka) Mud
Rex, you were my friend since we were kids. When we grew up, more like a brother. We spent lots of years building and enjoying our cars, going to listen to bands, and enjoying what life had to share. So grateful to have talked with ton the phone the night before you left this world, and passed on to the next. I wish You peace, happiness, and a much deserved reward for the suffering you endured for so long. Godspeed, My friend.
Rex and I went to school in 1976. We were into our Chevy cars. Alway seen him at car shows and races. He loved his Chevelle. I will miss him.
I will miss seeing you around Rex! It was a pleasure and fun to work with you back in the day at Pella Construction. Will never forget about the self driving dump truck and you getting the nickname "sexy Rexy"! Fly high my friend, and rest in peace! Condolences to your family! Your friend and former coworker, Rory Colyn
Hi Rex is good guy because he always leave many wonderful words to cheer me up and im surprised he is gone so soon and our prayers are with u all !
Such a very sweet friend . Know more worries you are in beautiful heaven!!! Rip my friend
I graduated with Rex, i will never forget
So very sorry to hear this. Rex was always so pleasant and fun to be around. Please accept our sincere condolences in your loss. With love and prayers, Bob and Suzanne Johnson
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