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Rex Jarrell Young

November 29, 1935 — April 10, 2024

Homer, LA

Rex Jarrell Young

Funeral services were held for Mr. Rex Jarrell Young, age 88, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 405 E. 5th Street, Homer, LA, on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Brian Thurman, officiated. Interment was at Hurricane Cemetery near Athens, LA. Visitation was on Thursday at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m.

 

“Mr. Rex,” as he was affectionately known,  was born November 29, 1935, in Athens, LA, to Harrison Dewey and Cecil Speer Young. He entered into rest on April 10, 2024, in Homer, LA. Mr. Rex served his country in the National Guard. From a very young age he was passionate about go-carts and motorcycling. Mr. Rex also enjoyed boating, fishing, and water skiing on Lake Claiborne, and traveling with his family to the white sand beaches of Panama City Beach, FL for vacations. Mr. Rex had two sons, both whom raced dirt bike motorcycles where he was known as an extraordinarily talented motorbike Mechanic. Not only was Rex known for making the racing motorcycles for his sons faster and more competitive, but he also gave freely of his time working on most of the kid’s motor bikes who lived in the family’s neighborhood. 

 

Mr. Rex was a member of First Baptist Church of Homer for over 60 years, where he served his Lord and Savior. He graduated from Athens High School in 1953 where he played basketball and rode a Harley Davidson Motorcycle to the school daily. Mr. Rex met his future wife, Patsy Scarborough, in Haynesville after he graduated from Barber School in Shreveport. They married a year later and moved to Homer. 

 

Professionally, Mr. Rex owned and operated the only barber shop on the Homer Town Square for 62 consecutive years. “Rex’s Barber Shop,” was the place to go for a great haircut, to see some friends, and to get the latest news about the starting quarterback for the upcoming Friday night’s football game. Throughout the years, Mr. Rex cut the hair for multiple generations of families from all corners of Claiborne Parish. He was known for stating on several occasions how blessed by God he was to have his precious wife and two talented sons. Mr. Rex officially retired from and closed Rex’s Barber Shop in May of 2018.

 

He is preceded in death by loving wife of 67 years, Patsy Scarborough Young; his parents; and brother, Ralph Young.

 

He is survived by his two sons, Michael Rex Young and wife Karlin of McKinney, TX and Marty Todd Young and wife Laura of Hot Springs, AR; brother, Freddy Mac Young and wife Sharon of Jackson, MS; five grandchildren, Tara Michelle Young, Ryan Michael Young and Nichole Walker, Alec Todd Young, Jill Lynn Young, and Julia Grace Young; great-granddaughter, Harper Young; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

 

Mr. Rex’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Mark Haynes, Dr. Scott Haynes, and the Claiborne Memorial Medical Center nursing staff, including Michelle, Amber, and Cindy for the care and compassion shown to him.

 

Pallbearers were Scott B. Moreland, William C. Lafitte, Ralph Young, JR, James Spillers, James Brantley, Hugh Hagan, and Terry Martin.

 

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Nelson Philpot, George Spillers, and Michael Comfort.

 

In lieu of flowers honoring Mr. Rex, his family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Homer, LA. 

 

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Homer Chapel  (318) 927-6110

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Visitation

Thursday, April 18, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Homer

405 E. 5th Street, Homer, LA 71040

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Homer

405 E. 5th Street, Homer, LA 71040

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