Rex Ebarb, Jr.

December 26, 2023

Rex Ebarb, Jr., 75, of Hemphill, Texas passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 in Lufkin, Texas.

Rex was born on May 23, 1948 in Hemphill, Texas to Rex Ebarb, Sr. and Viola Woodard Ebarb. Rex was a hardworking man who built his own roofing business in Sabine County. He enjoyed reading his bible, books of history and westerns, and doing his puzzles.

Rex was described as an example of how to live life. He did not judge and tried his best to help everyone he met. He never met a stranger. If you needed a place to live, Rex had a home for you. Offering help where he could but never asked for help for himself. He lived life by his own rules regardless of what others said. If he loved you, he loved you with his entire heart and would protect you with his life. Even to those who didn’t feel deserving. Rex was always there with a cup of coffee for anyone who stopped by, with funny stories and memories of his adventures. He lived simply. If he didn’t have what he needed, he would make it. His grateful heart was thankful for any small thing given to him.

His family will always remember his strength, gentle heart, his stories and his hugs. He loved his family and all of his many friends. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his sons, Rex Ebarb III, and wife Amy of Port Arthur, Texas, Terry Ebarb of Houston, Texas, and Keith Ebarb of Hemphill, Texas; brothers, Carnell "Sonny" Ebarb of Rosevine, Texas, Paul Ebarb and wife, Helen of Hemphill, Texas and Danny Ebarb of Hemphill, Texas; sisters, Sue Nell Wiley of Fort Worth, Texas and Melinda Shoemaker and husband, Thomas of Hemphill, Texas; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Viola Ebarb; son, Kenny Ebarb; daughter, Sue Marie Ebarb; brothers, Roy Ebarb, Carl Ebarb and T.J. Ebarb; and sisters, Helen Byle and Artie Beck.

Graveside Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at Lott Cemetery in Pineland, Texas with Bro. A.J. Woods officiating.

A visitation will be held thirty minutes prior to service time at the cemetery.