Carl Rex Prescher

Carl Rex Prescher, 74, of Marietta, passed away on Saturday (May 10, 2014) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1939, in Marietta, to the late Carl J. and Kathareen (Smith) Prescher.

Rex served in the U.S. Marine Corp Recon Division. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marietta, where he was currently on the Board of Deacons, had served on the Board of Trustees and Search Committees, and had taught and attended singles and doubles class for many years. He was a member of Harmar Lodge #390 F&AM, American Union Chapter #1 Royal Arch Masons, Marietta Council #78 Royal and Select Masons, Marietta Commandery #50 Knights Templar, Clan #8 Southern Ohio Grand and Glorious Order of Hillbilly, and was a past member of the Marietta Shrine Club. Rex officiated football and basketball for many years, loved golf and enjoyed working outside.

He married Connie Moore on June 18, 1983, and she survives with two daughters, Renee Bloomingdale, Kara (Craig) Koons; one stepson, C.J. Prescher of Florida; eight grandchildren, Ash and Ethan Bloomingdale, Clayton and Nathan Matheny, Ashton and Sami Koons, Christopher and Jayde Prescher of the home; great grandchild, Carly Bloomingdale; sister, Linda (Rick) Seevers; sister-in-law, Ginnie Moore; nephew and niece, Chad and Kelly Moore; and special cat, Buffy.

In addition to his parents, Rex was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Roger Moore; and stepfather, Hank Nuckols.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday (May 14, 2014) at the First Baptist Church, 301 Fourth St., Marietta, with Pastor Chad Mugrage officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday (May 13) at the Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., where Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Deacons Fund.

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