Obits: Rex Arlen Beshears

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 17, 2014

 Rex Arlen Beshears 

Jan. 25, 1931 – July 13, 2014 

Mr. Rex Arlen Beshears, 83, passed away from this life July 13, 2014 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, after a seven year battle with Parkinson ‘s disease and Lewy Body Dementia, he is now in Heaven with the Lord. He was born January 25, 1931 in Wilkes Co. the son of the late Coy Edgar Beshears and Viola Welch Beshears. Rex was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and taught the Adult Men’s Baracca Sunday School Class for 42 years. He also maintained Sunday School perfect attendance for 42 years. Rex also served as Deacon, usher, training union director, jail ministry and many other committees at Bethany. He read his bible through eleven times and has led many to Christ. He attended Hanes Elementary School and Clemmons High School. Rex graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College. He worked as a mechanic at Modern Chevrolet and Sears Auto Service Center. His last full time job was owner and operator with partner, Jimmy Weaver, of the Dine-In-Car at Liberty St. and Akron Dr. They operated the business for over 20 years. Rex also enjoyed golf, fishing and bird hunting. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Whicker and Karen Fulp (Bill), a foster son, Danny Lee Mabe (Rhonda), a sister and brother-in-law, Marie Nifong (Pete), a brother and sister-in-law, Bill Beshears (Jackie) and a brother-in-law, Luther Landreth. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, June Hutchins Beshears of the home, a daughter, Crystal Bailey f South Carolina, a step-daughter, Karen Leigh Sales (Leon) of Winston-Salem, fourteen grandchildren, Penny Hayes, Kim Whicker, Jason Whicker (Jamie), Jennifer Davis (Ross), Anna Bailey, Jessie Bailey, Mitzi Eaton (Dwayne), Leigh Seney (Ronald), John Fulp, Michelle Gourley (Dwayne), Angie Freeman, Tonya Mabe, Tina Allen and Dustin Mabe, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Pauline Pike (Bud) and Frances Landreth both of Clemmons and Angela Francis (Tony) of Dallas, TX and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Bethany Baptist Church with Dr. Brad Stamey and Rev. Brian Alverson officiating. Burial followed in Crestview Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Bethany Baptist Church, 600 Old Hollow Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27105. The family would like to thank the staff of Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home for the loving care that was shown in the last few months of his life on Earth