Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Rex Macbeth - July 14th, 2006 -- R.I.P.

A while back I did a post on Rex Macbeth and his business, Guns of the Pioneers in Mankato, Minnesota.

Norske Neil, proprietor of the Left Handed Poets Corner left me a comment today that Rex had passed away on July 14th.

Rex Macbeth -- July 14th., 2006

I never had the chance to meet Rex in person, but both meeting him, and visiting his business would surely have been quite a memorable occasion!

I have taken the liberty of reproducing the poem about Rex that was written by Neil and posted on his blog.

Rex Macbeth had a way with words,
Writing poetry with ease,
He wrote hundreds of poems for R & R Tire,
Radio ads in his own voice.

Rex Macbeth loved the Old West,
Outlaws like Frank and Jes-se,
His oratory of the James-Younger gang,
Brought it to life for me.

Rex loved the guns of yesteryear,
He knew them all by heart,
He bought and sold them every day,
Each had a story he would impart.

Rex had fun with cars and guns,
He loved his family too,
He will be missed by young and old,
Our Poet/Historian is now western lore.

May God bless his family as they mourn,
May He bless Rex’s memory,
Let’s not forget, life is very short,
Our time of grace, may soon flee.

Neil Lillo
July 14, 2006

Our condolences go out to Rex's family and friends, it sounds like he will surely be missed.....


At Monday, July 24, 2006 6:58:00 PM, Blogger norskeneil said...

Thank you for posting my poem. Rex surely will be missed in our little town of Mankato, Minnesota and well beyond.

At Tuesday, July 24, 2007 3:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recently the City of Mankato honored my Father in Law with a bike trail named after him and a VERY large 30 ton rock. It was an amazing moment to realize that a humble man, who sought to do the best for everyone he could - would be so recognized.



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