Rex Edward Sitzmore II, 44, died suddenly at 7:33 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at his residence.He was born in Peoria, Il, on Aug. 27, 1966, and attended Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville. He had been employed as a tool settr for 24 years at Tower Automotive in Granite City, and was an avid hunter, and leaves behind many friends who shared his passion including Terry, Jason, Craig, Hawk & Jack. Rex also enjoyed fishing, mushroom hungting, family cookouts, most sports, with his favorite teams being both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Rams, and followed Nascar and Kevin Harvick.Mostly, Rex was a loving Husband, Dad, Son & Brother, who will be deeply missed by those who loved him most.He married the former Deborah Stone on March 21, 1996 in Edwardsville, and she survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Jackie Sidwell of Cottage Hills; four children, Ashley Sitzmore & Rex Sitzmore III both of Greenville, Brett Sitzmore and Chelsey Sitzmore both of Jerseyville; two grandchildren, Cayden & Logan both of Greenville; a sister & brother in law, Kellie & Ronald Weissenfluh and their family of Jerseyville; three brothers, Sam, Bobby, Lance; an sunt, Sandy Hayes of East Alton; and his mother in law, Helen Stone of Jerseyville.He was preceded in death by his father, Rex E. Sitzmore, a brother, John; grandparents; a cousin; and his father in law, William Stone.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday. Patrick Schell will officiate.Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to his family in care of Crawford Funeral Home.
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