Joseph “Joe” Michael Rexroat, 30, of Madison, MO passed away peacefully on October 21, 2021 surrounded by the ones who loved him most at Ohio State East Hospital in Columbus, OH.
Joe was born on April 5, 1991 in Columbia, Mo to Pamela Louise Luntsford and Robert Franklin Rexroat. He was raised by his mother and step-father, Jay Gallup.
He was a graduate of Madison C-3 High School and on June 16, 2010 he joined the United States Army where he served his country as a corporal until his honorable discharge on October 5, 2013. Joe was awarded the army commendation medal, army achievement medal, army good conduct medal and the national defense medal. He was also awarded the Afghanistan campaign medal with two campaign stars, the global war on terrorism service medal, army service ribbon, overseas service ribbon, NATO medal and combat infantryman badge.
Joe was one of a kind. He was a son, brother, uncle and dear friend to all who knew him. He loved target practice, cleaning his guns, riding around on backroads, gaming online with friends and drinking fireball. Joe excelled at talking crap and was also known to be a prankster. His family and friends will remember him for his fun personality.
Joe is preceded in death by his father, Robert Franklin Rexroat; his grandmother, Margarette Elizabeth Luntsford and aunts, Ruby Luntsford and Mary Luntsford.
He is survived by his mother, Pamela Luntsford of Madison, MO; step-father, Jay Gallup of Moberly, MO, sisters, Jessica (Dany) Regalado of Renick, Mo, Nikki (Fransisco) Amaya of Renick, MO and Christian (Chris) Cockrell of Moberly, MO; girlfriend, Sharon Batalona Ellery of Chillicothe, OH; best friends, Michael, Nick, Denzel, Brandon and Garrett; several nieces and nephews, extended family and many good friends.
A funeral service celebrating Joe’s life will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home in Moberly, MO. Interment with full military honors will follow at Ash Cemetery on Route K, east of Cairo. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions in Joe’s honor are suggested to the donor’s charity of choice.
Condolences may be shared online at pathwaymemorial.com.