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Rex Wayne Wright, 74 of Springfield, died March 12th, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones.

He served in the Army for 28 years. Rex was a long-time business owner of Southern Missouri Batteries and Wrights Used Cars.

He is survived in death by his children, Sherlyn Mullins (Bruce) Teresa Barr (Ray), son Marcelo Zamagni. Grandchildren Chelsey Butler (Patrick), Carlye Mullins (Dwain Young) and Raylynn Barr, and great-granddaughter Madilyn.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North Springfield. Private graveside services will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate in his name to Saratoga WarHorse: 28 Clinton Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, which brings two of Rex’s favorite things together: rehabilitation for veterans and horses alike.