April 10, 2014 01:01 AM | 5032 views | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rex Dean Terwilliger; father, son, husband, middle brother and teacher. Rex lived life to its full potential and as a teacher exhorted others to their full potential. Rex was an accomplished athlete who excelled at tennis, playing as a scholar-athlete first at Anderson College in South Carolina and also at Old Dominion University in Virginia. Rex’s gifts as an athlete were hard-earned and he was happiest working or surrounding himself with others who never rested, but sought greater goodness. Rex’s influence as a middle brother was profound; his ability to listen as well as influence served as a lifelong connection between eldest and youngest brothers. Rex was a teacher and coach. The mark of a great teacher is devotion to excellence coupled with patience; Rex had enormous capacity for both. The mark of a great coach is drawing out excellence in others. Again, Rex excelled. Most importantly, Rex was a devoted father for his two girls. Always by their side, Rex’s patient, loving and unqualified support for his girls will always remain with them in spirit. Rex leaves his wife Susan, his daughters Olivia and Claire, his mother Joan, and father Russell. He also leaves his (oldest) brother Russ and his (youngest) brother Joel. There will be a Mass of Resurrection at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Rd., Marietta, GA, 30066 preceded by a visitation from 3-4 p.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church.
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Lisa finnegan
May 30, 2015
I just googled Rex out of the blue. I knew him in Columbus, GA. We dated for a short time before I moved to New Orleans. What a nice guy and great person. Sorry for your loss. It is heart breaking to lose someone so young and talented. My heart goes out to his family
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