Rex J. Melson Jr., 60, of Sandusky, died Tuesday evening in Firelands Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 18, 1947, inSandusky. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
He retired from New Departure-Hyatt after 33 years of employment. Rex was a member of Zion Lutheran Church andAmerican Legion Post 83.
His daughter, Amber Melson of Las Vegas; sons, Rex A., and Jayson (Julie) Melson, both of Sandusky; granddaughter, Brooklyn; mother, Leona Riley of Sandusky; and his cousin, Audrey Sheck of Texas,survive him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Riley; and his sister, Jeannie Simenson.
Private family services will be observed. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park. Groff Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be made at grofffuneralhomes.com.