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Rex Hanks

July 27, 1941 - March 27, 2015

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Rex Ward Hanks, Jr. was born on July 27, 1941 in St. Louis a son to Della (nee Davidson) and Rex Ward Hanks, Sr. He died at his De Soto home on March 27, 2015 at the age of 73. A 1961 graduate of Cleveland High School he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Upon completion of his military service he worked for the Burlington-Northern Railroad until his retirement. He also enjoyed classic automobiles and was in several car clubs and a member of First Baptist Church-Arnold. He is survived by his children: Mandy Power and her fiance’ Scot Dietzler, De Soto, Melanie Evans, Maryland Heigths, and David (Mary Kingrey) Hanks, Kimberling City; five grandchildren: Bethany (Derek) Croghan, Thomas Power, Kaytlynn Williams, Cassandra Chandler, and Rebecca Cunningham; great-grandchildren: Alexis WIlliams, Mark Williams, and Carson Croghan; one brother: Bobby Hanks, Marble Hill; his former wife: Martha Dalton, Festus; a sister-in-law: Judy Fleetwood, Imperial; one niece and four nephews. The memorial service will be officiated by Roger Strange. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 425 South Woods Mill Road, Suite 110, Town & Country, MO 63017