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Rex Dunwoody

Rex J Dunwoody, 93 of Moberly, died on Monday, March 1, 2021. He was born December 16, 1927 in Monroe County, MO to Alva Lester and Corna (Ross) Dunwoody. Rex served his country in the US Navy at the end of WWII before receiving an honorable discharge. Rex was a farmer in Moberly before going to work for Uregas and then Mid America Pipeline Co. He retired from MAPCO in Tulsa, OK and moved to Hollister, MO where he lived until 2012. Rex was very active in the Knights of Columbus where he earned the Fourth Degree as Worthy Sir Knight. Rex married Rose Mary Wegs on June 28, 1950. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; a son, Gregory; grandson, Jake Robert Dunwoody; great-granddaughter, Mekena Vanden Brink; four sisters and four brothers. Survivors include his children, Claudia (Hunter) Judson, Grand Rapids, MI, Mark (Connie) Dunwoody, Mead, NB, Lisa (Dave) Vanden Brink of Park City, MT and Matthew (Lisa) Dunwoody of Bennington, NB; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bonnie Dunwoody and Dollie Dunwoody of Moberly and Leta Wilson of California; nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Moberly, MO. Interment with full military honors will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Moberly. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared online at pathwaymemorial.com.

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Claudia, I'm sending my sincere sympathy. I loved seeing your family pictures and remember your dad and mom well. Your dad was my dad's (Ed Orton) best friend growing up and they had some crazy stories of their antics. They both went into the Navy at the end of WWII and remained friends until my dad's passing at 49. My mom always spoke fondly of both your dad and mom. God bless and comfort you at this difficult time. Wanda Orton Bressman

Wanda Orton Bressman Mar 8 2021 5:57 PM

We were sadden to hear of the passing of one of our best neighbors. Prayers for the family during this time. We will miss his stories for sure, he kept us well entertained throughout last summer. David and Mackenzie Pogue.

Mackenzie Pogue Mar 4 2021 5:33 PM

Dear Claudia and Family, We were sorry to hear of the passing of Rex. I still have pictures from the cousin birthday parties we had as kids. Thats been a long time ago, but are fond memories. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, I know Rex will be missed. Hugs, Bill and Barbara Kroner Hays

Bill and Barbara Kroner Hays Mar 4 2021 4:58 PM

Claudia & family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet Daddy. 93 wonderful years, what a blessing. John & I r sending our most heartfelt condolences & deepest sympathies. May the peace of the Lord be with you all. Love, Joni Insabella

Joni Insabella Mar 4 2021 11:29 AM

Claudia and the Dunwoody family: We were saddened to learn of your father's passing and hope our prayers and condolences will be of comfort. Though we did not keep in close contact with Rex over the years, we know he was a devoted family man who will be missed by all. He is at peace now and is reunited with those who have gone before us. Sincerely...Steve and Sandy Kroner

Steve and Sandy Kroner Mar 3 2021 10:00 PM

Claudia and Hunter and all the Dunwoodys, Tim and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful dad. He was definitely a role model of senior living that we hope to emulate. We know he will be sorely missed but what a blessing to have had him for so many years! Please accept our sincere condolences and may you find peace in the knowledge his earthly journey was blessed. Love, Beth and Tim

The Reese family Mar 2 2021 6:14 PM