Rex Nelson Main
December 10, 1915 ~ August 19, 2014
Rex Nelson Main, 98, of Ash, NC, died peacefully Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in the SECU Lower Cape Hear Hospice Care Center, Bolivia, NC. Born in Stokesbury, MO on December 10, 1915, he was one of 11 children of Benjamin Arthur and Bessie Elizabeth (White) Main. He was a retired farmer and was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in WWII in the European Theater. Mr. Main was baptized in January of 1955 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and he will be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his faith, as well as his ability to bake the best sour cream pound cake in North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lennie N. (Smith) Main; a son-in-law, Richard Guin; a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Sager; and he was the last of his siblings. Survivors include his son, Robert Rex Main and wife, Mary of Leland, NC; a daughter, Judy Carol (Main) Guin of Laurinburg, NC; grandchildren, Dana Randolph, Lara Green, Rebecca Main, Daniel Guin, Tanya Cunningham, and Michael Cunningham; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014, in the Chapel of Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, by Elder Harvey Gene Clifton, Jr. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery in Ash, NC. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014, at the funeral home. Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com. Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC.