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Rex A. Tickles 1949 - 2012 Linwood

Rex Alan Tickles, age 63, of Linwood, KS passed away Saturday October 20, 2012 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m. Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Burial to follow in the Bonner Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at the visitation from 5:00 to 8:00p.m. Thursday, October 25, at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to JoAnn his wife. Rex’s family was proud that he was able to be an organ and tissue donor through the Midwest Transplant Network.
Rex was born on August 8, 1949 in Richlands, Virginia and moved to Kansas City in 1961. He attended Wyandotte High School, joining the Navy in 1968 and serving in Vietnam on board the U.S.S. Oriskany. He worked at General Motors at the Fairfax Plant retiring after 30 years in 2004. He was member of the UAW Local #30, Past President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Aerie 87 of Kansas City, KS, and more recently for the last eight years he enjoyed seeing his friends as he delivered parts for O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Bonner Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie Jr. and Katrina Tickles. His brothers Rockey Sr. and Joe Bill Tickles. He is survived by his wife of 40 years JoAnn Tickles of the home and two children Katrina Dinkel (Brent) of Shawnee, KS and Lucas Tickles (Jami) of Basehor, KS. One brother Chuck Tickles (Debbie) of Lenexa, KS, Three sisters Dortha Hill (Maurice Clark) of Parkville, MO, Loretta Cunningham (Leon) of Basehor, KS and Frances Rudder (Wayne) of Pikeville, KY and sister-in-law Yvonne Tickles of Shawnee, KS. Four Grandchildren: MacKenzie, Carter, Brandon, and Zack as well as many nieces, nephews and friends that will miss him greatly. Arrangements Alden-Harrington Funeral Home (913)422-4074 aldenharrington.com
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