Rex Paul Henry Jr., age 55 of Choctaw, Oklahoma passed away January 9, 2024, after a
courageous battle with colon cancer. He came into this world on November 29, 1968, to Linda
Claire Stewart and Rex Paul Henry Sr. in Parsons, Kansas.
Rex spent most of his childhood in Kansas. He had many fond memories of the times he
spent with his grandmother, Nellie. Rex was musically gifted from a young age and grew up
learning how to play many instruments. He became especially gifted at playing the guitar and
piano. Rex was known to play musical instruments by ear and being able to learn songs rather
quickly. Rex enjoyed playing the guitar with his brother Chris, and his son, Troy.
As much as Rex enjoyed listening to and playing music, he was just as talented at
painting and drawing. His portraits focused primarily on military aviation aircraft, especially
WW2 fighter planes. He even was an avid collector of military memorabilia and was
knowledgeable about the items and the history behind them. Rex was artistic, creative, and
mechanically inclined, working as an Electrician later in life. Rex was very handy and
resourceful; he could just about fix anything. He loved a good house project and was constantly
working on his property. Rex also enjoyed restoring classic cars, notably restoring a 1967
Pontiac GTO back to original condition. Rex also enjoyed working on his El Camino with his son,
When not busy with restoration projects, he loved to work on his truck with his son,
Paul, updating speakers, sound systems and headlights. Rex, being mechanically inclined, also
enjoyed repairing and maintaining his tractors, especially his favorite Cub Cadet that he also
restored to original condition. Rex was a great cook and loved German food. He enjoyed
learning recipes and cooking alongside his mother, Linda.
Rex was united in marriage to Stephanie Renee Smith on August 25, 2011, in Nicoma
Park, Oklahoma. Rex and Stephanie loved visiting antique malls, thrift stores and estate sales.
They were always on the hunt to see what interesting things they could get a bargain on; it was
a hobby they enjoyed together. Most of all, they loved to be home with Rex’s favorite dogs,
Max Paul and Hillbilly Renee Henry. Rex was a loving husband, father, son, and brother, and will
be missed dearly by the friends and family he leaves behind.
Rex is preceded in death by his dear father, Rex Paul Henry Sr., his grandmother, Nellie
Ater and his grandfather, Warren Stewart. Rex is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie Renee
Henry, his mother, Linda Claire Henry, his oldest son and his wife, William Paul Henry and
Jessica Henry, his younger son, Troy Dalton Henry, his brother and his wife, Christopher Patrick
Henry and Elizabeth Rodriguez Henry, and Rex’s two grandchildren, Harper Alaina Henry, and
William Carter Robert Henry.
Graveside funeral service will be 2 pm Thursday, January 18, 2023 at the Mt Orum Cemetery, Redfield, Kansas. Visitation will be held from 11:30 am to 1 pm Thursday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.