Rexford Stull

October 09, 1934 ‒ August 01, 2020

Butler, Ohio

Butler: Rexford Stull passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the age of 85.  Rex was a carpenter by trade who used his abilities to handcraft small wooden crosses that he freely shared as a testimony of his love for the sacrifice that Jesus has made for us all.

The son of Harold and Esther (Seitz) Stull, Rex was born in rural Butler on October 9th, 1934.  Rex owned and operated R.D. Stull General Home Maintenance.  He was a talented carpenter who also built custom furniture and smaller craft items.  Rex loved mowing and had a deep appreciation for modern farming equipment.

Rex absolutely loved everything about aviation spending countless hours looking at airplanes, watching them being flown, and even piloting every chance he had.  He also enjoyed the freedom of his motorcycle and spending time in the fellowship of his friends and family. He was a member of Three Crosses United Methodist Fellowship and will be remembered fondly for his kindness and generosity as he truly enjoyed helping others.

Rex is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joanne Stull of Butler; children Marty (Carla) Stull of Perrysville, Jackie Butterbaugh of Beaumont, Texas, Kim Stull of Butler, Randy (Tina) Stull of Mt. Gilead, and Tony (Cindy)Stull of Chesterville; stepchildren Debbie (Craig) Anderson of Hillsboro, Lori (Chris) Bowman of Wooster, and Joe (Liz) Kagenski of Hebron; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; siblings Paul “Bud” (Diane) Carr, Keith “Whitey” (Mary) Carr, and Marlene Richardson.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his granddaughter Hannah Stull, grandson Zachary Anderson; great-granddaughter Sara Wilmoth; brothers Richard “Dick” Carr and Larry Dean Carr.

An open-casket visitation will be held at the graveside on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Bunker Hill Cemetery from 11am-12pm.  Graveside services will begin at 12pm.  Friends and family are encouraged to bring chairs.  Pastor Don Earlenbaugh will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Three Crosses: A United Methodist Fellowship, 12 Cleveland Street, Butler, Ohio 44822.


  • Rex is the real deal and as with my own dad I’ve always had the deepest respect for these “dads”, so glad to have known him for the last 40 years,i will carry the great conversations i had with him forever, proud to call him friend! All of us can certainly learn from these great guys who we call dad, forever in our hearts ❤️

  • So sorry Marty and family, I never met him but sounds like a wonderful man. Sending love & prayers💕

  • Our condolences to Joanne and family.
    We enjoyed Rex’s fellowship as we served on Lay Witness
    Mission teams. Sharing our testamonies for the Lord.
    He was our elevator man at Three Crosses. We had
    great sharing about the Lord in our Sunday School Class
    at Three Crosses.

  • Condolences to the entire Stull families. Rex had done many projects around our farmhouse over the years and we all knew him from church.

    Steve Dall for the entire Dall family

  • We always our friendship with Rex through Three Crosses church. Our condolences to his family. Marv and Mary Ellen Gillson

  • To Joanne, Marshall, Jackie, Kim, Randy, Tony and your extended families. Growing up on Main St in Butler we had good times and families knew each other, and watched out for one another. I remember some great camping times with your family and other Mt. Sinai church families. Don and I got to know Rex better through adult Sunday school classes at Three Crosses. He loved the Lord and he loved his family. Rex and I shared the same birthdate, Oct. 9 so we always enjoyed that. Take care. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Thoughts and prayers to all the family. Sorry to hear of his passing. Sincerely Charlene Yarger

  • To the Stull Family, my sincere sympathy. Rex will be missed. He was a friend to all. He shared his faith through the beautiful crosses he made. He served on the trustees at the church always sharing his knowledge. R.I.P. you have earned your wings.

    Judy Gillespie

  • To the Stull family, my condolences on the loss of Rex. Rex was am amazing man and my father and him enjoyed many trips to air shows. RIP Rex fly high with the lord

  • Stull Family

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for your family during this very sad time.

    Debbie Weikle

  • I will miss Rex greeting me at church as he “manned” the elevator. He was always willing to help where ever needed. We also swapped motorcycle stories. So sorry for your loss.

  • Sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful neighbor and will be truly missed. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you all

  • Dear Diane and Kevin,
    We are saddened to hear about the loss of your brother-in-law and uncle. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Stull family at this time. May your fond memories of his time with you throughout the years bring you peace and comfort during these days of loss and sorrow.
    Love and Prayers,
    Ron and Jo Ellen Stevens

  • Randy & Tina and Tony and Cindy and entire family, sending our Thoughts and Prayers so sorry to here about Rex.

  • Condolences to all of his family. Would always say hello to you. He would ask if he didn’t recognize you then say oh ok I know now.
    Toni Fowler

  • Dear Stull Family, I’m sincerely sorry to hear about Rex’s passing. He has been my neighbor for a long time and I’ve always respected his hard work which I considered him a “jack of all trades.” He could repair most anything. As well he was friendly to all and giving of his time. My thoughts are with you all. Becky Gleason Marth

  • To the Family, I loved Rex. He was always such a good neighbor and very talented guy. He made me several crosses that I still have in my car to this day. He will be missed. My deepest condolences.

  • So sorry to learn this loss. But I know that he is in heaven, maybe having vigorous discussions with my dad and brother, as they did at church. Praying for your family. Kitty and Stan Black

  • Randy,Tina,Jacob and the whole Stull family. Sorry for your loss. Rex always said hello when I seen him around Butler. Very nice man. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  • To the Stull Family. We express our sympathy. You all were blessed to have Rex in your family.
    We had many interesting conversations with Rex and cherished his friendship. Rex helped us at our farm for many decades, attending to the various needs, mowing and numerous maintenance issues.He treated the farm with his love. We will miss him greatly.
    His wooden crosses were special.
    Heaven has a fantastic new member.

    Ken and Candy Farst

  • My deepest condolences to the family. Rex was a great man. Always smiling and saying hello. I have so many good memories of him as my Sunday school teacher. He shared his love of the Lord and woodworking. He will be missed.

  • Jackie and the Stull Family,
    Sorry for your losss. My thought and Prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.
    Memories are forever. Hold on tight.