Mount Vernon News
  • Rex C. Brokaw

  • September 20, 2010

FREDERICKTOWN — Rex C. Brokaw, 84, of Fredericktown, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Fredericktown, son of the late Charles and Madeline (Bradrick) Brokaw. Rex attended the Graham one-room schoolhouse and graduated from the former Gambier High School. He was a retired farmer and horse trainer for the Killy Donnell Farms and Mar Dar Arabians and was a standard bred sulky driver, horse trainer, owner, and raced many of the county fairs throughout Ohio. He was a member of Owl Creek Baptist Church near Utica and Owl Creek Church of the Brethren near Fredericktown.

Rex is survived by his wife of 63 years, Monna (Darling) Brokaw; sons, Barry and Perry Brokaw of Mount Vernon, Tim Brokaw of Fredericktown, Kelly Brokaw of Johnsville and Barney Brokaw of Arizona; daughters, Tammy Hubb and Gloria Flynn of Fredericktown, Darla Carpenter of North Carolina and Sylvia Collins of Tennessee; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Max Brokaw of Mount Vernon; and sisters, Joretta Auten of Fredericktown, Delia Reynolds and Deanna Ridgeway of Mount Vernon.

In addition to his parents, Rex was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Gene McVay.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College St., Fredericktown, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Barnhill officiating. The family will observe a private burial in the Quaker Cemetery near Fredericktown.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon; or Owl Creek Church of Brethren, c/o the Rev. Charles Barnhill, 12640 Hilltop Drive, Fredericktown, OH.

Private condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Rex C. Brokaw.

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