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Rex Allen Byrd

Rex A. Byrd, age 61 of Linn, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Rex was born on February 27, 1955, in Salem, Arkansas, a son to the late Pasca and Ella Mae (Stark) Byrd.

Rex was a 1973 graduate of Cabool High School and later attended Linn State Technical College where he received a degree in automotive.

On June 29, 1985, he was united in marriage to Lynn Vocks at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Linn. She survives of the home.

Rex worked 23 years for QCM in Linn and later worked at Scholastic.

Rex was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed horseback riding, camping, fishing, hunting, spending time with his family especially his new grandson, Kyler.

In addition to his wife of 31 years, he is survived by: three daughters, Christine Byrd of Denver, CO, Elizabeth Berney and her husband Joshua of Linn, and Ashley Lovell and her husband Robbie of Jefferson City; his grandson, Kyler Berney; his father-in-law, Gene Vocks of Linn as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Brenda Mae Byrd an infant brother and his mother-in-law Joan Vocks.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Jay Lewis officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

with Deacon Jay Lewis officiating


Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Funeral Service

Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

with Deacon Jay Lewis officiating

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Lynn, I'm so sorry for you and your family. You all have been on my mind since I heard the news. Prayers for all of you.

Martha Doney Oct 14 2016 12:00 AM

Lynn our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rex will be missed.

Jim & Evelyn Stark Oct 13 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Cheryl Bardwell Oct 11 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Rex was a wonderful person. our prayers are with all of you.

Tip and Janie Peachee Oct 11 2016 12:00 AM

Lynn I'm so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless Melba

Melba Kelsey Oct 11 2016 12:00 AM

Prayers for you and your family. Spent a lot of time with Rex when we were younger. He will be missed.

Lana Kile Oct 11 2016 12:00 AM

Lynn, so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. Love You

Clara Arleta Turner Oct 10 2016 12:00 AM

Prayers of comfort and peace for the family.

Robert & MJ White Oct 10 2016 12:00 AM

Lynn I am so sorry about your loss. He is no longer suffering. God bless your family.

Marla Nilges Oct 10 2016 12:00 AM

R.I.P Rex. You were one in a million.

Nancy Foster Oct 10 2016 12:00 AM

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