KINGMAN, Ariz. — Rex L. Sheldon, 48, formerly of Buckley, passed away in Kingman, Ariz., on Sept. 3, 2013. He had suffered long-term with MS and Parkinson’s Disease. He was also legally blind. Rex was born in Pirmasens, Germany, to Sgt. Dale and Frances Sheldon on Sept. 24, 1964.
He graduated from Buckley Community School in 1984.
Rex is survived by his parents, Dale and Ruth Sheldon, and William “Bill” and Frances Clark; six brothers and three sisters, Thomas Clark, Richard Clark, William Clark Jr., Dave Clark, Dale Sheldon Jr., Robert Sheldon, Kellie Tyson, Patsey Sheldon and Tammy Bogle; one daughter, Christena Lindsey Rosie; one son, Sgt. E6 Philip and Sarah Lindsey; and one granddaughter, Lyssa Lindsey. Rex had many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his good friend, Christena’s mom, Penny Chimeo.
Rex loved everyone and loved playing with and spending lots of time with children. He loved fishing and camping with anyone.
Rex was a wild one and daring on three-wheelers, four-wheelers and golf carts. Rex would dare the rest of the group to climb hills and run through water and mud just for the thrill of it. He loved it when he or someone else would get stuck in mud or on a hill. He and his dad, Bill, even rolled their four-wheelers upside down on hills. No one was hurt; it was all in fun. He was always fun to be with and big at telling jokes and stories. Rex loved life even with his disabilities; he never let them get him down.
Rex worked several jobs in Traverse City, including Burwoods, Sears Brake Service, United Auto Tech and Walmart. He lost his eye sight around 1998 but didn’t give up. He loved to do lawn work in Mesick and Buckley. He used his golf cart to pull trailers with a lawn mower and equipment on it, going through the woods to Buckley. He had driven his cart from Mesick to Kingsley, a short trip to him.
Around 2008 he decided to sell his home in Sherman and travel by bus to sightsee while he could. Rex joined the senior tour groups in towns and went with them. He had been in almost every state and was even on the Colorado River. He really enjoyed travel, but with health problems he spent a night or two in hospitals in different states. Then on one tour he had bad heart attack and ended up in a nursing home in Flagstaff, Ariz. Still wanting to travel, he was moved from there to Cottonwood, Ariz. Confined to a wheelchair, he asked to be moved to Kingman, where the MS took him to be with our Lord. Rex was baptized in Flagstaff, knowing he was limited on time on this earth.
There will be a memorial service for him on Nov. 2, 2013, at 1 p.m., at the Buckley Tabernacle, with a lunch to follow.
Rex is really loved and missed by all.