Rex E. Shaffer, 79, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at The Ohio State University Hospital East in Columbus, where he had been a patient for two months with an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Van Wert County, the son of Flossie Mae (Etchison) and Homer Earl Shaffer. On April 7, 1956, he married Dorothy K. Robey, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons; William Clark Shaffer, of Spencerville, Brent Allen Shaffer, of Wapakoneta, and Richard Neal (Patty) Shaffer, of Delphos.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home In Spencerville, with the Rev. John G. Medaugh officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the Spencerville Veterans.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Spencerville Veterans Memorial Park or to the donorâ€™s choice.