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Rex Allen Swift

January 7, 1960 — April 6, 2023

Strang

Rex Allen Swift, 63, of Strang, was born on January 7, 1960 in Branson, Missouri; the son of Rev. Darmon and Ada (Edwards) Swift. Rex married Regena Mead on June 1, 1979 and have celebrated 43 years of marriage.  Rex worked for over 36 years as a mail contractor for the United States Postal Service. Preaching God’s word and teaching the gospel was so important to Rex. He was currently serving as Associate Pastor for Zion Mennonite Church in Pryor and was a member for over 4 years. Rex also looked forward to working around the farm, tending to his cows and chickens, and riding his horses. He had a special love for his family and always looked forward to them all getting together and spending time with one another. Rex was a loving husband, Dad, Pa, friend and above all a God-fearing Christian man who leaves us much too soon, but leaves behind many memories for his family to cherish.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in the Zion Mennonite Church with Pastor Duey Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Shipman’s Funeral Home in Pryor. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Rex is survived by his wife, Gena Swift of the home; daughter, Ginger Birkenfeld and husband Kyle of Adair, Oklahoma ;sons, Matthew Swift and wife Laurel of Big Cabin, Oklahoma, Luke Swift and wife Ashley of Strang, Oklahoma, and Lance Swift and wife Hannah of Claremore, Oklahoma; brother, Rodney Swift and wife Gina of Bradleyville, Missouri; 7 grandchildren, Chloe and Jacey Birkenfeld, Addison and Lane Swift, and Berklee, Finlee, and Kayzlee Swift; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Darmon and Ada Swift. 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Center

1204 N. E. 1st St., Pryor, OK 74362

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Zion Mennonite Church

429 E 450, Pryor, OK 74330

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Burial

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Zion Mennonite Cemetery

E0450 Rd, Adair, OK 74330

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