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William “Junior” Clyde Rexrode, 88, of Blue Grass, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at his home.
He was born April 5, 1923 at Blue Grass, a son of the late Clyde Charles and Ollie Kathyrn Simmons Rexrode.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Rexrode was a member of Blue Grass United Methodist Church, and a charter member, with perfect attendance, in the Blue Grass Ruritan Club, formed in 1952. He was a welder, carpenter and farmer, who loved to hunt and fish.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ella Bennett Rexrode, whom he married on Oct. 16, 1944; daughter and son-inlaw, Loretta Sue and Wayne Teter; two grandsons, Tim Teter and wife Vicky, and William “Chad” Teter and wife Dixie; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Ethan, Jason and Lori Teter, all of Swoope; son-in-law, Eugene Poats of Monterey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Poats; a sister, Mary Florence Bennett; and a brother, Ivan Carl Rexrode.
A funeral service was conducted 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Blue Grass United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating.
Burial was in Blue Grass Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Dudley Lantz, Jeff Bennett, Lanny Wimer, Tim Kisamore, Park Joy and Jay Smiley.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Blue Grass Ruritan Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Grass United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 29, Blue Grass, Va. 24413.
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