Charles “Duke” Eugene Rexrode, 62, of Staunton passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 in Swoope.
He was born January 31, 1958, in Petersburg, WV, a son of Charles Elbert Rexrode of Moyers, WV and the late Martha Elizabeth (Rexrode) Rexrode. On April 10, 1982 he married Rebecca Jean Armstrong in Doe Hill.
Duke began his working career building bridges with his father. He then spent many years working in construction before starting work for the City of Harrisonburg. He has spent the last 14 years as a building inspector, where he had a close knit relationship with the contractors.
He loved spending time with his sons outdoors, working on trucks, going to truck pulls, hunting and fishing in Doe Hill and Moyers. He enjoyed farming and cutting wood with his brother-in-law, Scotty. Duke took pride in being the “favorite uncle” to his special nieces and nephews. He was someone they could always look up to and know he was always there to give a helping hand. Above all, he was a devoted husband, father and loyal friend. To know Duke was to love him and he will be remembered as having never met a stranger. Words cannot express how much he was loved by his family and friends.
In addition to his father; he is survived by his loving wife, Becky, of Staunton; two sons, Tyler Scott Rexrode and Lucas Todd Rexrode, both of Staunton; one sister, Marsha Nelson and husband, Charles of Franklin, WV; four brothers, Clinton Eye and wife, Mary of Brandywine, WV, Ronnie Rexrode wife, Susan of Franklin, WV; Larry Joe Rexrode and wife, Nancy of Mechanicsville, MD and Dave Rexrode and wife, Kathy of Sugar Grove, WV; parents-in-law, Alfred and Shirley Armstrong of Doe Hill; brothers- and sisters-in-law, including a special brother-in-law, Scotty Armstrong; his best friend, Roger Snyder; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by an infant brother, Luther Todd Rexrode.
Obaugh Funeral Home’s staff will receive friends and family wishing to pay their respects throughout the day, Tuesday, April 21, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Taking governmental recommendations into consideration, the family will hold a private graveside service in St. Paul Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Cemetery c/o Joeann Moyers, 1685 Doe Hill Road, Sugar Grove, WV 26815.