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Rex Winslow Cason, Sr.

September 18, 1959 January 5, 2019
Rex Winslow Cason, Sr.
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Obituary for Rex Winslow Cason, Sr.

Rex Winslow Cason, 59, a resident of Gulf Breeze, FL, passed away after a short battle with cancer on January 5, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on September 18, 1959, in Cheraw, SC, to Furman and Azilee (Odom) Cason.
Rex enlisted in the United States Navy in 1978 and served as a hospital corpsman for eight years prior to his commissioning as a Medical Service Corps officer. After his retirement from the U.S. Navy, he continued his career as a civil service employee at Naval Hospital Pensacola. His beloved dog, Fay, was always by his side. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, dancing, and sitting on the beach. He was an avid runner and through the years he participated in numerous triathlons and 5k’s. Family gatherings always brought him great joy.
He is preceded in death by his father, Furman Gaskin Cason; two brothers Christopher and Larry; sister-in-law, Veronica Leviner, and brother-in-law, Rev. Jerry Rushing. Rex is survived by his mother Azilee of Sevierville, TN; partner Debra Chadwell of Cantonment; his children Rex II [Olivia] of Navarre, Bryan of Pensacola, and Heather of Gulf Breeze; sisters Connie Rushing of Ruby, SC and Casey Davis [Robert] of Sevierville, TN; three grandchildren, Makenna, Alaina, and Rex III; and his former wife, Susan Colvin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South. Burial will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 10 AM prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tiny Hero (Tinyhero.org/donate) in his honor.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH is entrusted with the arrangements. You may express your condolences online to the family at www.fcfhs.com


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Visitation

Tuesday

15

Jan

10:00 AM 1/15/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Faith Chapel South

100 Beverly Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32505

Faith Chapel South
100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola 32505 FL
United States

Service

Tuesday

15

Jan

11:00 AM 1/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Faith Chapel South

100 Beverly Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32505

Faith Chapel South
100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola 32505 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Barrancas National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1 Cemetery Road
Pensacola, Florida 32508

1 Cemetery Road Pensacola 32508 Florida
United States
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