Rex Allen Schoffstall, 66 of West Terre Haute, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in his residence. He was born in Terre Haute on January 21, 1955 to John Andrew Schoffstall and Annie Meadlo Schoffstall.
Rex and his wife Trish were the owners of Front Porch Friends Flower Shop in West Terre Haute, and he served as Chief of the New Goshen Fire Department for over 20 years and was instrumental in helping get the new fire house built. He had previously worked at Columbia House and Newport Army Ammunitions Depot. He was known for his famous stories, but most importantly, he was a devout family man who never met a stranger and was always ready to serve the community in which he lived. He was also an avid outdoorsman and he loved to hunt and fish.
Rex is survived by his wife of 47 ½ years, Patricia A. “Trish” Allsup Schoffstall and their daughter Kim Kane (Chris), daughter-in-law Jennifer Schoffstall, and four grandchildren; Dalton Kane, Garrett Kane, Jake Schoffstall, and Jaidyn Schoffstall. He is also survived by his siblings; Cecelia “Tella Mae” Solmon (Dave), Dollie Wallace (Don), Everett Yates (Mary), Roxann Miller (Paul), John Wayne Schoffstall (Kim), and Patty Jo Shell (Frank), two sisters-in-law, Jeanie Robinson (Den) and Connie Hill (Alan), and two brothers-in-law, Johnny Ray Allsup (Janet), and Paul Allsup (Nancy), as well as close friend Mike Scott and friend who was like a brother, Kenny Holdaway, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John Schoffstall, his mother, Annie Wade, and his son, John Andrew Schoffstall.
Funeral services will be held at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 North 3rd St., West Terre Haute, IN on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Bob Roush and Chaplain Gary Foust officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasantview Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM and again on Thursday from 10:00 -11:00 AM in the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at: www.fitzpatrickfunerals.com