WILLIMANTIC – Rexford “Rex” R. Turner Sr., 88, died Aug. 21, 2005, at the C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville. He was born May 16, 1917, in Willimantic, a son of Ora and Gladys (Patterson) Turner. Rex served the town of Willimantic as tax collector and town treasurer for 46 years. He worked in the slate quarry in Willimantic and later for Moosehead Manufacturing Company for many years. He was well known for his garden and always shared the produce with his friends and family. He is survived by three sons, Valentine “Keezy” and his wife, Frances Turner, of Monson, Rexford Jr. “Pee Wee” and his wife, Evelyn Turner, of Guilford, Lynwood “Timmy” Turner; and special friend, Madeline Douglass, of Willimantic; two daughters and their husbands, Jackie and George Gorey of Willimantic, and Beverly and Martin Duplessis of Massachusetts; many very special grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three half-brothers, Walter White of Jefferson, Ellery Turner and George Turner of Peru; many special nieces and nephews; special friend, Kathryn Green, of Willimantic. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Violet (Leighton) Turner; a son, David Turner; a brother, Clarence “Tad” Turner; a half-sister, Evangeline White; and a niece whom they raised, Mary Frances Leighton. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St., Guilford. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the funeral home with Pastor Lloyd Rozelle officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Willimantic. Those who wish may make donations to the C.A. Dean Hospital, P.O. Box 1129, Greenville, ME 04441.