Rex Allan DeVault

July 20, 1959 ‒ June 09, 2019

Radnor, Ohio

Rex Allan DeVault, 59, of Radnor passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2019 at his residence.

He was born July 20, 1959 in Columbus to Harold and Dorothy (Rowe) DeVault and later graduated from Olentangy High School.

Rex worked as a John Deere technician at Miller’s Implement in Delaware for many years. He was a member of the Delaware County Antique Farm Machinery Association, Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association, FFA and 4H, where he also served as an advisor. He enjoyed helping others, especially children. He was also very active with the Junior Fair at the Delaware County Fairgrounds where he served on the Pig and Lamb Committee.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 31 years, Shirley (Noland); sons, Randy DeVault of Radnor and Ryan (Shelby) DeVault of Delaware; granddaughter, Sadie Earl DeVault; father and mother, Harold “Butch” and Dorothy DeVault of Powell; brother, Rick DeVault of Powell; sister, Rhonda DeVault Taylor of Columbus; nephews, Jason (Kim) Taylor, Johnny Taylor and Joshua McDonell; great niece, Whitney Taylor; aunt, Shirley DeVault Custer.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 5 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating Rex’s life will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Radnor Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the family to assist in purchasing a trophy for the Delaware County Junior Fair in memory of Rex DeVault.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the DeVault family.

To share a fond memory of Rex or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit

  • I was on the pig and lamb committee with Rex for many years. I always made time to talk with him and he was so very nice to me. I was especially looking forward to this year at the fair because my daughter has a pig project for the first year and I was excited to tell Rex when I saw him at the next meeting.

    I am sorry for your loss and hope you can find comfort. Rex was always the go to during fair week when we needed him. He always talked with me about his wife as well and I could tell how much he loved his family.

    Please be sure his family joins us at the fair dinner this year for the pig sale. We would be honored.

  • We always enjoyed talking to Rex at family gatherings and appreciated his sense of humor. He will be missed by many.

  • Rex, a Super Volunteer for the Jr Fair and Fair! He will be missed by so many.
    Prayers for him and also to his family. Rest in Peace

  • So sorry for your loss. Rex was a friend to everyone and will be greatly missed by many. The Delaware County Fair just won’t be the same without him. Jim remembers Ryan sharing funny stories about his dad while repairing our combine. Hold onto your memories and cherish them always. You are in our prayers

  • Dear family. Sorry for your loss I wish I could have come to visit I will contact soon with love
    Jan Reisinger o daniel