|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1923|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 2010|
Rex Alfred Shiflett, 86, of Front Royal, departed his earthly home and was ushered into the presence of Jesus Christ his savior on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 surrounded by his family.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Becky Pucher and Loren Fetty. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
Mr. Shiflett was born October 24, 1923 in Stanardsville, VA, son of the late Newton and Hettie M. Deane Shiflett. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and participated in the Invasion of Normandy. After WW II, Rex joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve for 30 years and retired in 1975, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. Mr. Shiflett also worked for Kibler Furniture Company in Front Royal as a salesman for 65 years and became a main street icon in the downtown area. Mr. Shiflett was a member of First Assembly of God in Front Royal, and was a past member of the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department, American Legion Post 53, VFW Post 1860, Air Force Sergeants Association, and volunteered as an umpire for the Front Royal Little League Association.
Surviving are his wife Mary Eleanor Williams Shiflett; three sons, Dale Shiflett and wife Judy of Stephens City, David Shiflett and wife Peggy and Norman Shiflett and wife Julie all of Front Royal; two daughters, Faye Holtsclaw and husband David of Martinsburg, WV and Beverly Sims and husband Doug of Front Royal; one brother Lawrence M. "Sweeney" Shiflett and wife Helen of Front Royal; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Shiflett; nine grandchildren, Angie Shiflett, James Shiflett, Aaron J. Moore, Ryan J. Moore, Christy Trevethan, Westy Nowell, Caitlin Shiflett, Ashley Shiflett, and Matthew Shiflett; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Omar Franklin Shiflett and Lloyd N Shiflett ; and one grandson, Jason Shiflett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Tharpe, Paul Shiflett, Billy Shiflett, James Shiflett, Jimmy Marders, Larry Bryant, Dave Holtscalw, Doug Sims, Francis McFall, Win Smedley, Frank Pinkerton, and Tommy Strickler.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 18, 2010 from 4-6 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home.
Newton A Shiflett (1898 - 1977)
Hettie M Deane Shiflett (1904 - 1999)
Rex Alfred Shiflett (1923 - 2010)
Lloyd Newton Shiflett (1925 - 2008)*
Lawrence M. Shiflett (1927 - 2011)*
Omar Franklin Shiflett (1934 - 2006)*
Panorama Memorial Gardens
Created by: dMf
Record added: Apr 16, 2010
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