CANFIELD — Rex K. Spaulding, 85, Canfield, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Hospice House in Poland.
He was born Jan. 10, 1932 in Corry, Pa., the son of the late Sherman and Theresa (Phillips) Spaulding.
He had been a French teacher for 26 years at Hoover High School in North Canton, retiring in 1987. He was a former member of the Damascus Friends Church and had previously attended Paradise United Church of Christ. He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn (Kather) Spaulding; a son, Rex Spaulding of Canfield; a daughter, Faith Spaulding of Florida; three sisters, Madonna Linski of Florida; Elenora Pelc of Pennsylvania and Jonetta Middleton of Florida, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Swift Spaulding, and a brother. Douglas Spaulding.
A private service with military honors will be held at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home in Salem.
Memorial tributes can be made to the Damascus Historical Society P.O. Box 144, Damascus, Ohio 44619.