In Memoriam
Rex  Vann
Sequoyah H. S. ~ Student 1950s

     TAHLEQUAH, Ok -- Funeral services for  Rex Vann , age 75, will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday evening, August 25, 2010 at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel.  Services have been entrusted to the care of the Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

Rex Vann was born in Chewey, Oklahoma on November 1, 1934, the son of Tom Vann and Bissie (Byrd) Vann.  A lifetime resident of the area, Rex graduated from  Sequoyah High School  (Seq. Class of 1954).  He proudly served his country for two years as a member of the United States Army.  He attended Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, graduating in May 1989.  During his forty-plus years of sharing Godís Word, he served as pastor at First Indian Baptist Church, Illinois River Baptist, Cherry Tree Baptist Church and Oaklane Baptist Church, and also served as a Chaplain for Cherokee Nation Home Health.  On May 29, 1998, Rex married Anna Lee Davis in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  

Rex Vann passed away early on Monday morning, August 23, 2010 at his home in Tahlequah, in the company of his wife and loved ones.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Molly Pershica and Betty Jackson.

Rex is survived by his beloved wife, Anna Lee Vann, of the home; by his son, Larry Don Smith and his wife Robbie of Tahlequah; his daughter, Stephanie Smith of Tahlequah; his aunt, Lillie Johnson of Stillwater, OK; his niece, Carolyn Johnson of Stillwater; and his grandchildren, Bradyn Smith, Jacey Smith and Bryce Smith; as well as many other family members, friends and loved ones.