Rex Eugene Fishbaugh, age 91 of Findlay, passed away at 7:22 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Fox Run Manor in Findlay. Rex was born on July 28, 1929 in Bluffton, Indiana, to the late Francis B. and Estella (Hite) Fishbaugh.
Rex is survived by his wife Amy L. Fishbaugh; step-daughter Anita L. Carney (Larry) Brenneman of Arlington; three step-grandchildren: Robyn L. (Donavon) Webb, Christopher M. Brenneman, both of Arlington, and Amy J. (Jason) Shaw of Lima; eight step great grandchildren: Seth R. (Kelsey) Webb, and Jordyn A. (Grant) Risner (both of Ada), Jayme M. Webb, Ty J. Webb, Chayse M. H. Brenneman, Cameron M. D. Brenneman, Taylor J. Launder, and Jason S. Launder (all of Arlington); son-in-law Larry (Cindy, deceased in 2015) Walker, of Findlay; and several nieces and nephews.
Rex is also survived by a son, Michael Fishbaugh, of Franklin, Indiana.
Rex was previously married to Joan Boltin. They later divorced. He then married Amy L. Carney on November 21, 1987.
Rex attended P.A. Allan High School in Bluffton, Indiana, graduating in 1947. He was active in sports- lettering two years in football and baseball, and three years in basketball. He attended North Manchester College from 1947-1948. He served in the Air Force from 1951-1952, where he completed Air Force Clerical School in 1951 with top honors. He was honorably discharged as a Sargent. He attended International Business School in Fort Wayne, Indiana beginning in 1952, graduating in 1954.
Rex began working for Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, in 1954- retiring in 1986. While at Marathon he was an Accounting Clerk in Refining and Marketing Sales, Budget Analyst and Project Coordinator for Office Services Management, Facilities Planner, Facilities Planning Supervisor, Liaison between Architect and Marathon Management for planning space in the 41 story office building in Houston, TX. He also coordinated leasing of office space, planning space, securing contractor, coordinating construction, supervised the purchasing of furniture, decor, and coordinated office moves with movers.
Rex also operated film developing of the local area High School Friday Night Football games in his home in Findlay, and then delivering to the various high schools during the early 1980s.
After retiring from Marathon Oil Company, Rex worked at the University of Findlay (formerly Findlay College) from 1986-1990 as Football Equipment Manager, Athletic Department Budget Analyst, and Athletic Events Manager.
As a young boy living in Bluffton, Indiana, he was very involved in Boy Scouts. He continued to be involved in Scouts and Campfire Organizations in Findlay, along with coaching Little League Baseball and Soccer. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, BPOE #75, and the Findlay Moose.
Rex and Amy lived in Southern Pines/Pinehurst, NC from 1990-1999. They enjoyed the warm weather and many golf courses in the area. While in North Carolina, Rex was President and Treasurer of the Southern Pines, NC Lions Club, and Vice Governor of NC District 12 Lions Club.
Rex was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Cindy Walker; four sisters: Florence Davenport, Icia Gardner, Pearl Herrmann, and Irene Ulrich; and three brothers: Paul, Luzerne, and I.H. Fishbaugh.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:30-8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 at KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME, 500 Lima Ave Findlay, Ohio.
A funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ruth Whitaker officiating. Burial will follow at Bechtel Cemetery, Van Buren, Ohio with military rites performed by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.
Those attending are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Memorials in Rex's honor can be made to the Findlay Police Department K-9 Unit or to Van Buren Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.