Transition: Rex Etchison (Aug. 30, 1933-Mar. 4, 2017)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Rex Etchison, of Blue Eye, Mo., was born Aug. 30, 1933 in Omaha, Ark. son of Arl and Ella Chloe (Williams) Etchison. He departed this life Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 83 years.†

Rex was an avid outdoorsman that liked to fox and coon hunt. He was very loving to all his family.

On July 8, 1960 Rex was united in marriage with Lottie Fae (Gloyd) Etchison who survives him of their home. He is also survived by his daughter, Brenda Kay Matlock and fiancť, Gary Doving of Green Forest, Ark.; son, Jay Rex Etchison and wife, Lisa, of Oak Grove, Ark.; four grandchildren, Melissa Kay Headrick and husband, Clay, of Berryville; Wes Sooter of Oak Grove; Eric Allen Etchison and Cody Rex Etchison of Oak Grove; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Rae Headrick of Berryville and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arl and Ella Chloe (Williams) Etchison, three brothers and one sister.


Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the Nelsonís Green Forest Chapel, Green Forest, Arkansas. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Nelsonís Green Forest Chapel in Green Forest with Pastor Mark Bryant officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Blue Eye Cemetery, Blue Eye, Missouri under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Blue Eye Cemetery, C/O Roger Butler, 8808 State Hwy 13, Lampe, MO 65681. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com. © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2017