Rex Allen Girton
November 17, 1935 – June 28, 2018
Rex Allen Girton of Louisburg passed away on June 28, 2018 at his home.
He was born in Raleigh, to the late Kenneth and Edna Wallace Girton. Rex was a graduate of Millbrook High School, was a Boy Scout, Eagle Scout, and was in Order of the Arrow.
Rex is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Linker Girton. The two were married on March 9, 1957 at Millbrook Methodist Church. In addition to Mrs. Girton, Rex is survived by his children, Douglas Allen Girton and wife Linda Grady Girton of Louisburg, Melony Girton Draxinger and husband Rob Draxinger of Raleigh, Wanda Carol Metzinger and husband, James Metzinger of Louisburg; brother David Wallace Girton of Georgia; grandchildren, Jennifer Turnage and husband Chris Turnage, Melissa Oneal and husband Wallace Oneal, Jimmy Metzinger, Hana Metzinger, Alexandria Denton Thorne and husband George Thorne, and Dalton Denton; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Rex was preceded in death by his youngest daughter Karen Elaine Denton.
Rex was an active part of the community serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 203 for seven years, sponsored by Millbrook Methodist Church. He was a Master Mason serving as Master of James B. Green Lodge, member of York Rite, Scottish Rite, Sudan Temple, and 32 degree Mason. He was a certified lecturer for 25 years, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, Past District Deputy Grand Master, and Certified Lecturer Emeritus. He was a member of James A. Johnson Lodge upon moving to Louisburg. He served as Worthy Patron in Millbrook OES Chapter, James B. Green OES Chapter and William B. Barrow OES Chapter in Louisburg two times. He was a licensed state Contractor, a craftsman in woodwork, stones, stain glass, an avid ritualist, and he loved to fish.
Rex was a devoted member of Bunn United Methodist Church since 1982 where he served as Trustee and was responsible for the acolyte and ushers for many years. A private family service is to be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bunn United Methodist Church, PO Box 142, Bunn NC 27508. A life of giving and serving, Rex’s wish was for his body to be used in the study of medical science has been honored so someone else may benefit as we have from the gifts of others through God, our Fraternal Heavenly Father.
Rex Allen Girton
September 24, 2018
I met Barbara and Rex through my daughter, Rhonda Turner Campbell, who was the pastor at their church , Bunn UMC. They will always be remembered as two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, so loving and friendly to everyone. My daughter took me to visit their home one day.
They both were so talented, interesting and amazing people.
I am so sorry about his passing, and so sorry I have not kept in touch, but like I said, unforgettable !
May God be with his family.