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Rex Andrew Zant

    Rex Andrew Zant was born December 10, 1934 in Vealmoor, Texas. He passed away on May 2, 2024. He was the sixth of seven sons born to Nathan and Zona Zant.
    He grew up in Vealmoor and attended school there up to the eighth grade and graduated from Ackerly High School in 1952. He served two years in the military. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ where he loved to lead singing and teach Bible Class.
    Rex, his six brothers, and their father were all farmers. When they all got together you could count on each brother giving his idea of the best way to farm, whether John Deere tractors or Farmall trac tors were better, if you should drive a Ford pickup or a Chevy pickup, was a better to plant cotton solid or skip-row, and several other important topics. They did not use their in side voices for any of these conversations.
    He married Patsy Adcock in 1954. She was 15 and he was 19. They were mar ried for 69 years. Rex was always very generous to others. He helped support several Children’s Homes, gave to the needy in Africa, helped two young women in Zimbabwe get college degrees, and many, many other things.
    He is survived by his wife, Patsy, of Ackerly, son David and wife, Con nie, of Ackerly, daughter Kelly Fellers and husband, Bruce, of Lubbock, son Scott and wife, Michelle, of Ackerly, and his six grand children: Hollie Epperson and husband, Travis, of Lubbock, Cal and wife, Da vida, of Lubbock, Ethan of Ackerly, Preston and wife, Rachel, of Ackerly, Layce Kalivoda and husband, Brad, of Lubbock, and Ja son Fellers and wife, Kam eron, of Lubbock. Rex had 12 great grandchildren, Cy, Lila, Millie, Joey, Hattie, Maddox, Paxton, Harper, Barrett, Mollie, Henley, and Tatum. He loved going to all their school activi ties.
    Rex was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Nathan, his parents, and five brothers.
    Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family suggests donations to New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1536 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130 or the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.–

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