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1302 Seventh Street
Wilson, OK 73463
Phone: (580) 668-2426
Fax: (580)-701-2576
Rex Billingsley

Rex Cleo Billingsley

Sunday, February 3rd, 1946 - Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Wilson - Farewell services for Mr. Rex Cleo Billingsley, 74 , of Wilson are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Alexander Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson with son in law Mr. Jim McLaughlin officiating. A private inurnment of his ashes will be placed in the Fulton family plot at Bomar Point Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Gray Funeral Home of Wilson.

Rex was born to the late Mr. R.C."Bud" Billingsley and  Mrs. Elizabeth Ira (Fulton) Billingsley on February 3, 1946 in Wilson. He departed this life on Thursday Oct. 1, 2020 at his home in Wilson.

Rex was raised in Wilson where he attended school, graduating with the Class of 1964. Mr. Billingsley then voluntarily enlisted in the United States Air Force and honorably served his country for 4 years during Vietnam as a clerk. Afterwards he attended college at SOSU, studying  Business Management and made the Dean's Honor Roll all four years. During these years he worked as an Air traffic controller at the Ardmore Municipal Airport. Following college, Rex worked for Sonny's Tank Truck Service of Countyline as a diesel mechanic  from 1975 until retiring in 1999.

Rex married the former Melba Everett on March 4, 2005 in Marietta. They shared many wonderful years together residing south of Wilson. Rex loved to go deer hunting and was known as an avid outdoorsman. He loved to fish, and cared deeply for all of his family. Rex also enjoyed working in his pecan bottom and telling stories.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kiwana McLaughlin; and a brother, Wendell Billingsley.
He is survived by his wife, Melba (Splawn) Billingsley of the home; sons, Marty Everett and wife Debbie of Lone Grove; Russell Billingsley of Ardmore; Ryan Billingsley and fiance Taylor Tucker of Ardmore; daughters, Ramona Shapiro and husband Steven of Goldsby, Purity Billingsley of the home; and Laura Hamilton of Lone Grove; son-in-law, Jim McLaughlin  and wife April of Lone Grove; sister, Fern Hacker and  husband Bill of Guymon;  sister-in-law, Lisa Billingsley of Wilson; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Sonny Firestone, the late Dan McDaniel, Marty Everett, Terrell Tucker, Zane Gray, and Johnny Sullivan.

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    Sunday, October 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, October 4th, 2020 2:00pm
    Alexander Gray Funeral Home Chapel, Wilson, OK
    1302 7th St.
    WILSON, OK 73463
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  • Interment

    Bomar Point Cemetery
    Wilson 73463


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Kelli Ritter

Posted at 03:26pm
Passing on my condolences to the family. My prayers are with you.

Kenneth Walker

Posted at 12:30pm
Rex was a wonderful and caring person. We spent most of 4 years commuting to SOSU together. I don't think that I would have made it without his help. He taught me how to hunt and fish, and I have enjoyed it to this day. Go in peace my friend.
Kenneth Walker

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Posted at 09:13am
Sorry for your loss Mr.B. We are thinking of you.
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Posted at 11:29am
So sorry to hear this sad news - loved the man!

Heather Whitsell

Posted at 08:43am
Sending all my love to a great man and all the loved ones he left behind. My heart is with you all.
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