Keith A. Rex

November 30, 1952September 19, 2020

Keith Arden Rex died September 19, 2020 after a year-long battle with melanoma cancer. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and shared his testimony with many. Keith was born special with a giant heart filled with love for others, reinforced by his great big hugs. He loved his country, the military who protected it and the Chardon police and Geauga County Sherriff department who kept him safe. Keith was one of the first students to attend Metzenbaum School. He participated in the Special Olympics State Tournaments and played basketball for the Metzenbaum Blue Streaks leading them to many championship games, being honored with his jersey retired. He became one of the first clients in Metzenbaum’s workshop and later was trained to work at Giant Eagle in Chardon where he worked for 26+ years, retiring in 2017. Always a Cowboy at heart he could be seen wearing his cowboy hat while gathering carts. He was born November 30, 1952 -the beloved son of Glenn and Ethel Rex, who preceded him in death. Beloved brother to David (Karen, nee Lantz), Nancy Moritz (Brad), and Merry Poe (Greg). Favorite Uncle to Courtney Rex Crawford (Jason), Jessica Rex Leadbetter (Kyle), Tyler Rex (Claire), Logan Moritz (Lindsey), Jared Moritz (Hannah), Evan Moritz, Jonathan Moritz. Samantha Poe Wittensoldner (Jared), Rex Poe (Samantha), Carter Poe (Rachel), Casey Poe, Sadie Poe Ledford (Zach). Great Uncle to Graham, Miles and Ellie Crawford, Rogen, Mason, Jaxon and Kalyn Leadbetter, Grady and Carson Rex, Connor, Elizabeth and Grace Moritz, Oliver and Parker Moritz, Landon, Rylee and Vincent Wittensoldner, Callen and William Poe. Visitation will be held on May 15th, 2021 from 9am - 10am, with Funeral Service to follow at 10am at Parkside Church 7100 Pettibone Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. (Masks and social distancing required).


  • Visitation (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH Masks and Social Distancing Required)

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH, Masks and Social Distancing Required)

    Saturday, May 15, 2021


Keith A. Rex

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Marlene Snow

November 7, 2020

Keith was a part of our family, as he was my cousin. Glenn's son. I have known Keith all his life and was always struck by his kind and loving manner. His grace, love and kindness was always an inspiration. I have so enjoyed reading the other tributes to Keith and it has given me a lot of pleasure to know you all saw something special and wonderful in Keith. We're all going to miss him!

Michael Suzie Holder

October 31, 2020

We am so sorry for your loss. I remember Keith on the bus and later at Giant Eagle, he always made me smile. RIP Keith 🙏

Rick Sabo

October 26, 2020

So many memories of Keith and his non-stop kindness. Keith was always the first to comment about West Geauga sports and always had a great story to share either before or after church. Just an all-around great guy who will be missed.

Jackie Clinger

October 19, 2020

I was privileged to know Keith when I worked in Geauga County with RAISE. He always had a smile on his face! My condolences to Keith’s family.

Sandra Colucci

September 27, 2020

I was 18 and still in high school when I met Keith at Giant Eagle. He always said hello and always had a smile for me when I worked with him. He was the kindest sweetest man I will ever have the honor of working with.

Dawn Simmons

September 26, 2020

Keith brightened my day every time I saw him! I was fortunate to have known him. Rest In Peace my friend!

Nancy Hale

September 26, 2020

I worked with Keith at Giant Eagle & he was always helping customers & did a great job with the shopping carts ( even in the summer when I was in floral & had to have a watering hose to water the outdoor plants all over the sidewalk. He will be missed by many, prayers to his family.

James Barlow

September 26, 2020

Awe I am so sorry to here this. Keith was a Gentle Giant and will Definitely be Missed 😞he would always help me do lot (getting carts) at Giant Eagle (Big Bird). If you got behind bagging, doing lot, etc he always jumped in to help with the biggest smile I know I have always told you Thanks Buddy but I’ll tell you again Buddy, Thanks for being you Buddy and working so hard never complained about anything. A heart of Gold for sure. He had an infectious smile and you could not help but be drawn to him. He truly was a legacy and always will be. He would always call me, His Big Buddy! And put his big hand on my shoulder and just start conversing. I’ll miss his big gentle hand on my shoulder when he seen me. You were and always have been a part of all of our families. I’ll Miss You Keith. RIP, Love Ya Buddy.

Jacob Watson

September 25, 2020

I used to work with Keith at Giant Eagle pushing carts, he was a fantastic person and always made me laugh with his stories and everything. He will greatly be missed by many people.

Layla Van Pelt

September 25, 2020

Keith worked with my mom at Giant Eagle. Whenever I would go and visit her, he would always say hi with a bright smile and a welcoming wave. The world will be a little bit darker without his kindness and good nature. My condolences to his family and friends.