Rex E. Alley, 91, formerly of Moundsville, WV, passed away peacefully at his home in Marietta, Ohio, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 28, 2021. Rex was retired from American Electric Power after 44 years of service. He loved playing and recording music, bird watching, fishing, and all sports. He was a loyal Ohio State University Buckeye fan. Rex moved from his home in Moundsville to Canton, Ohio to work and retired in Marietta to be close to family in 2007. He was born on September 20, 1929, to Forrest and Vella Alley of Moundsville.
He was preceded in death by both parents, sisters, Helen and Doris, brother, Paul, his stepson Rick, oldest son, Ron and most recently, his granddaughter Samantha Alley Cunningham. He is survived by the following children: Debbie (Darrell) Prim of Marietta, Rodger (Malisa) of Titusville, Florida, Robert of Mesa Arizona, Ronald K. Alley and Randy Butler of Canton, Ohio. He is also survived by his daughter-in-laws Jo Ellen Alley of Marietta and Lisa Alley of Port St. John, Florida.
He leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Our dad has led an amazing life with grace and humor. He will be forever missed by all who were fortunate to know him. He was loved dearly.
A private viewing will be available for family at 10 am on Saturday, July 3rd at Altmeyer Funeral Home on 118 Grant Ave. in Moundsville. Graveside services will be held afterwards at 11 am at Fairview Cemetery, just outside of Moundsville on State Route 250 South. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest donations be made to the Ohio Valley Humane Society at 90 Mount Tom Road in Marietta, Ohio.
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