Rex passed away peacefully with family surrounding him on May 11, 2022 due to complications from renal cancer.
In addition to Pam, his wife of 35 years, and son Michael; Rex will be deeply missed by his mother Carol and brothers Ray and Steve, as well as Kandi and Seann, children from his first marriage. He will also be missed by extended family members in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Family meant the world to Rex and he always made time to visit and take trips with his large extended family of Tisons and Longerbeams. Over the past few years, road trips took him to Florida, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin with family and friends. In spite of the COVID pandemic, Rex and family took an epic cross-country road trip encompassing Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado), Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks (Wyoming) and Badlands National Park (South Dakota).
Rex was born in Freeport, Illinois. He grew up in a military family living in Illinois, Alaska and Virginia. Rex also served his country in the United States Army. After basic training, he served at bases in Alaska, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Germany. It was after returning to Virginia from Germany that he would meet the love of his life. Pam & Rex married after just a couple of months. Rex would later adopt Michael who was in elementary school.
He retired in 2018 from Dominion Electric Supply Company after 17 years, and a 30-year career in warehouse operations and management that included the McLane Distribution Center (1988 - 2001) in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
A free spirit, Rex loved going for a leisurely drive especially in his Mustang convertible! He also enjoyed time spent on cruise ships, with ports of call in the Caribbean and Mexico, as well as Alaska and New England. His favorite beach was Coki Beach in St. Thomas, which they just enjoyed this past March while cruising aboard the Harmony of the Seas.
Rex was predeceased by his father Richard “Pops” Miller, Baby Brother Willie, first wife Shirley Miller (nee Fike) and life-long best friend and “brother by another mother” Ken Shaw.
His wishes were to be cremated and scattered to the wind at places that held special memories for him and Pam. A private celebration of life will be planned at a later date.
With Rex’s passing from his earthly presence, all who knew and loved him will miss his kindness and generosity for others, creating a avoid that will never be filled. Please keep Rex’s family and those who cared deeply for him in your prayers.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Rex
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Direct Cremation Svcs of VA - Chantilly