Ross Clark Rexroad
Ross Clark Rexroad, 54, of 4439 Anderson Road died at 11:47 p.m. Friday (June 13, 2003) at Veterans Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., of Agent Orange related cancer.
He was born Sept. 24, 1948, at Big Chimney, W.Va. (Charleston, W.Va.), to John W. and Martha Hartley Rexroad. He was a self-employed independent truck driver and was the owner of R&R Farm at Fleming.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a Spc. 5 serving in Vietnam from June 1968 until August 1970. He was with Company C, 169th Engineer BN, of the 20th Engineer Brigade.
He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America and Disabled American Veterans 52 of Marietta. He was a member of Living Faith United Methodist Church; Vietnam Veterans Association; Army Engineer Association; Howard County Vietnam Veterans Inc. of Kokomo, Ind.; and Southern Ohio Emmaus Community. He attended Murphytown, Parkersburg and Marietta PTSD Support Group.
He was a past Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 295 of Stockport; past assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 222 of Waterford; Boy Scout Order of Arrow; and a past Webelos leader for Cub Scout Pack 222, Waterford. He was an Honorary Chapter Farmer of Future Farmers of America, Waterford Chapter.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sandra K. Reasoner Rexroad, whom he married on May 6, 1978, at Macksburg; one son, Michael Hoyt Rexroad, who is serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, N.C., and his fiance, Erin Marie Lynch; one daughter, Katherine Sue Rexroad of Fleming; his best friend, his dog Lucky; his father of Fleming; one sister, Carolyn Wilson and her husband, Jack, of Petroleum, W.Va.; two brothers, Earl D. Rexroad and his wife, Gayla, of Fleming, and John Paul "J.R." Rexroad of Fleming; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Hartley Rexroad, on Feb. 12, 2000; one half brother, John W. Rexroad Jr.; and his grandparents, Hoyt and Faye Hartley, and Alexander and "Carrie" Rexroad.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hadley Funeral Homes, Reno Chapel, at 1021 Pike St. with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh and Pastor John Harra officiating. Burial is in East Lawn Memorial Park with full military graveside services to be conducted by American Legion Post 64 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.