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James J. Rexroat
  • July 04, 1944
  • -
  • January 02, 2022

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James J. Rexroat, 77, of Leesburg, Florida died on January 2, 2022, at The Villages Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in The Villages, Florida.  James was born on July 4, 1944, at Southtown Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were Joe G. Rexroat and Lorraine Violet (Hepburn) Rexroat Mathieson. Both of whom predeceased him.  He married Donna C. Sowles in Schererville, Indiana on November 25, 1965. To this union was born one child, Violet Rose Rexroat, who married Francis W. (AKA Frank) Fouchia in Tavares, Florida.

Mr. Rexroat served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era, 1966-1969, and served as a military mail clerk at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He was responsible for the mail delivery for an excess of 600 men, serving in the Command Headquarters and personnel in many units attached for support. Following his service, he was employed by the U.S. Army as a civil service employee with duties in the Supply Division: Directorate of Logistics, for the U.S. Army Alaska.  At one time he also served as the Accountable officer for ammunition and explosive stocks at Fort Richardson, Alaska and the Alaskan Commodity manager for all ammunition and explosive items at Forts, Richardson, Wainwright, and Greely.

James graduated from The National Search and Rescue school in San Diego, California. While he was working for the Army, he enjoyed boating in Alaska and joined the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.  While in the Auxiliary; he served as Publications Officer and Vice-Flotilla Commander in Flotilla 02-02 located in Anchorage and boated primarily in Seward, Alaska.

James was appointed as Assistant District Staff Officer Operations for the Northern area of the Seventeenth Coast Guard district.  He was among the first group of Alaskan Auxiliarist who were appointed as Qualification Examiners responsible for assisting in educating and examining fellows for proficiency and command of required rules and procedures necessary to perform Patrol and Search/ Rescue operations.

After retirement as a civil service employee in Alaska, he and his wife, Donna, relocated to the Villages, in Lady Lake, Florida and a few years later moved to Leesburg.  James was known and will be remembered in his subdivision as a helpful and willing neighbor always eager to lend a hand. He is survived by his wife, Donna, his daughter, Violet, and son-in-law Frank.

There will not be any funeral arrangements, his cremains will be sent to rest with his father, Joe G., at the West Somerset Cemetery, in Somerset, Kentucky.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959.  Sentiments may be left online at www.baldwincremation.com.

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  1. Macie Martin says:
    11 Jan 2022
    Donna, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I tried to call you, but it went to voice mail. Will try again. I am glad we had a visit in your home and had planned to visit again when we came to FL. Haven't traveled since the pandemic began. Know you and your family are in our prayers.

    Macie and Dick Martin

  2. Tracy Rexroat says:
    09 Jan 2022
    Donna, I too am sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He will indeed be missed. I am very thankful that the Rexroat Reunion introduced us and we could meet face to face. Bless you and your family. Tracy (Pam) and Kelly

  3. Tracy Rexroat says:
    09 Jan 2022
    Donna, I’m so sorry to see Jim’s passing. I am blessed to have met both you and him through the Rexroat reunion and he will be missed by us. He will always in my heart and memory. Our thoughts are with you. Tracy (Pam) and Kelly

  4. Glenda York says:
    08 Jan 2022
    I was so sorry to hear about James. My heart goes out to you and your daughter at this very difficult time. I share in your sadness. The sun has set on an amazing life. Though, as Thomas Campbell said, to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die...so in that sense, James will be with us always. He was such a funny guy and no one spread more laughter and joy in one lifetime. I just love the photo above as it really captures his personality and joie de vivre. His life was a blessing and I will always treasure his memory. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Bob Pitman says:
    07 Jan 2022
    Donna, I’m so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He will be missed by everyone who ever met him. God bless your family during this time of grief.
    Bob Pitman
    Vancouver, WA

  6. Julie Daulton Hoover says:
    07 Jan 2022
    Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Jimmy will be missed by many.
    Julie Daulton Hoover

  7. Susan Tate says:
    07 Jan 2022
    I am deeply saddened by this loss. Jim was one of the sweetest, kindest most loving man I have met. Loved calling him my Cousin. Please know my living thoughts embrace you every day. Peace, prayers and blessings

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