Rex Allen Robb

January 19, 2021

Rex Allen Robb, 59, of Frankfort, died at 11:50 p.m. January 19, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was born October 15, 1961 in Rushville, Ind., to Robert LeRoy & Sonia Ella (Tanner) Robb.  He married Norene Louise Grammer on October 4, 1987 and she survives.

Rex was a graduate of the Indiana School for the Deaf and attended Ivy Tech.  He was a lifelong Frankfort resident.  A carpenter, he worked for FBI Buildings, Jarman Construction and K-Mart.  He enjoyed doing carpentry work for his friends.   He was a member of two deaf clubs, NCDC in Kokomo where he was past president and MCDC in Anderson.  Rex enjoyed car shows, camping, watching Days of our Lives, Live P.D., NASCAR and was a fan of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr.  His greatest joy was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, which he never missed. Rex’s family would like to give special thanks to the Wampler Family.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Wife: Norene Robb of Frankfort, 3 Daughters: Dawn (Danny) Barker of Frankfort, Jenny Kanable of Frankfort, Dana Robb of Frankfort, Mother: Sonia Robb of Frankfort, Sister: Hunny (Joel) Pool of Frankfort, Brother: Bobby (Angie) Robb Jr. of Frankfort, 9 Grandchildren, Chase Kanable, Deacon Watson, Gage Pitzer, Jaiden Pitzer, Logan Barker, Izabella Robb, Xavier Cross-Robb, Dalton Winkles, and Mekhi Winkles. He also has one niece, Morgan Conner and one nephew, Weston Pool.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Leroy Robb Sr. and a sister, Candy Lavern Robb


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35 Condolences for “Rex Allen Robb”

  1. Brenda S. Rohn January 21, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Rex was always caring and happy when he was around me. Prayers and hugs. Love you.

    • Jenny January 22, 2021 at 11:39 am

      Thank you so much

    • Leigh Ellis January 26, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      So sorry for the family’s loss. So sorry dad and I could not make it up to the service. We will be praying for the family and let us know if anyone needs anything.

  2. James January 22, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Rex I will see you up there so pray for your families

  3. Patrick Wilson Sr January 22, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I give thank to Heavenly Father for having you as my dear friend. I’m so saddened of Rex’s demise. His life touched me in a way I never had. He brought forth happiness and laughter every time I see him. It’s a blessing for me to be part of Rex Robb and his family’s life. I will see you again in Heaven, Rex Robb! Love you, my buddy!

  4. Janice Sullivan January 22, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Norene and family;
    Heartbreaking!!! Rex was good husband and good father. Hardly believe that he was officially gone without warning. God’s comfort is with you. I understand your heartbroken as you can’t live without your husband Rex. Hugs tight! Love you always, since you were 5 years old to now.

    • Jenny January 22, 2021 at 11:41 am

      Thank you Janice

      We knew dad had cancer but long story, but then that day was all sudden an unexpectedly time.

  5. Char Ottinger January 22, 2021 at 3:53 am

    Jenny- I’m so sorry. Thinking of you and your family.

  6. Becki Philhower January 22, 2021 at 9:27 am

    So sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you and your family. Please let your mom know I’m thinking of her too. Prayers for healing and comfort!

  7. Lana Aills January 22, 2021 at 9:36 am

    You will be sorely missed by your beautiful family and class of ’81!!! FLY HIGH and no more sufferings.

  8. Michael and Laurie Yelton January 22, 2021 at 10:24 am

    We are so sorry for your loss of Rex. He was always funny, kind, I remember him at deaf school in 1975-76 when I was little. Always funny now, so glad that I got to see him few years ago and hang out with you guys. Plus my husband Mike really admired him Praying for you all, we love you.

  9. Jim Spears January 22, 2021 at 10:57 am

    So sorry for your loss, Praying for you and your family.

  10. Cindy Weida Reeder January 22, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    To all of Rex’s family. I grew up next to the Robb family. I had many good memories playing with Rex, Candy, Bobby and all of the neighborhood kids. I would go with Sonia and my mom to take Rex to school, had some good times on those trips. Rex always had a smile and could make you laugh. He was a family man and showed the love he had for his family. All my love to you and prayers for God’s comfort to all.

  11. Sindy Trammell January 22, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  12. Angie Pitzer January 22, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    So truly sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.

  13. Mike and April Holman January 22, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Norene and family, We were so blessed to know Rex. He was such a good man and he will be missed. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if you need anything.

    Mike and April Holman

  14. Richard Best January 22, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    I first met Rex at MCDC picnic around 6 years ago. We automatically connected about racing things we had good talking. I wish I could have to got to know him a long time ago. He was an awesome person always have fun with people. May Rex rest in peace. Brother you will definitely be missed my racing friend.

  15. Lee Pollard January 22, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Sorry about it and your loss, so prayers sent him (Rex), family and friends, my friend, we miss him. Prayers, God take care Rex

  16. Iliff January 23, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Sorry heard of the loss of a very special man and that I have know a longtime… prayers

  17. Barry and Peggy Murphy January 23, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    To Rex Robb’s Family, We are very sorry and praying for you all. We love his silly ways! That will hold the memories for us all. We love you all
    Barry and Peggy (Groninger)Murphy

  18. Dawn January 23, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Our deepest condolences for all who knew and loved Rex. A genuinely well liked, nice and laid back guy with mischievous side. Knowing you’re busy blazin tires with your buddy Jimmy Cash (just like we’ve remembered you as a kids) up in the Heaven! Godspeed!

    Richard and Dawn

  19. Anna Sparks January 23, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers send this to you and your family. Hugs!

  20. Gerald Jackson January 23, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    Dear my closet best friend, Rex Robb. He has suffered painful from all over his body since he got in an accidental fall from a ladder. He had his worst pain in both feet but he told me that medicine from doctor never helped him get better till Rex passed away! But now Rex is happy and peacefully in beautiful Heaven and he finally met his sister and dad in Heaven too! R.I.P. Rex Robb

    • Gerald Jackson January 23, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      Rex Robb will be always in my heart forever and I will always memory of him and we grew up together since from Elementary to High School at ISD and we were very close best friend as brother together! Right now Rex is an angle flying higher and he got beautiful smile and watching me on Earth forever till I met him in Heaven again! Love you my best buddy and I will looking up Rex in the sky forever!

  21. Brian & Teresa Leach January 23, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Norene & family, thinking of you during this difficult time. He was a great person and loved his family. If there is anything that we can help with please let us know.

  22. Rheanna January 24, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. Growing up your house was like my second home & the family was like my family. I know I never see you guys or talk anymore, but most of my memories are with your family. I still love you guys! & I wish I could take your pain away.

  23. Sandee Pickard January 24, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss Norene. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family.

  24. Demas Gonzales January 24, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Rest in Peace Rex. Prayers to the entire family in this difficult time.

  25. Nikki Stock Beem January 24, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Norene and girls-
    I will always remember Rex by his sweet smile, his huge heart and the love he had for his girls! Please know I’m thinking of you and sending a BIG hug to each of you!
    Your old neighbor,
    Nikki Stock Beem

  26. Kelly Jo Blake January 24, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Hi and I am very sorry about Rex’s passing. I know it’s very hard for you all. I’m sending my comfort hugs for you. I can’t come to the visitation on Tuesday because I can’t drive in dark plus weather. I hope I will see you soon. ILY ILY.

  27. Melissa Kanable January 25, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Our hearts break for your entire family. Such a huge loss. Much love from the Kanable Family

  28. Kevin Reagan January 25, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Hello. I’m so sorry for your loss! We will miss him for his friendship, good sense of humor, appreciated in the deaf club gatherings.
    You’re in my prayers!
    Keep in touch! ((HUGS!))

  29. Don Furr January 25, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Norene and girls, the world has lost and heaven has gained. I will always remember the smiles and the kidding about my hair. Every time he was near me he left me feeling enriched and happier than I was before I arrived. My prayers are with you all.

  30. Ginger Garcia February 4, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Our Lord calling home another angel Rex was as well quite the gentleman like his Father. So sorry for your loss, may God give you the comfort you need.

  31. Ernie Perkins March 26, 2021 at 6:10 am

    Sad to see this, grew up around the corner from Rex. We shared a couple memories together. RIP Rex.

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