Gene A. Trexler, 74, of Lexington passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem. Born March 23, 1942, in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Fannie McBride Trexler and Lewis E. Trexler, Sr. He was educated in the Salisbury school system and graduated from North Rowan High School, Class of 1962. He was a grounds keeper for Catawba College before retiring. Prior to that, he was employed as a Lab Technician for NC Finishing Company for 20 years and as Frozen Food Manager for Winn Dixie for 14 years. He was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church in Lexington and enjoyed songwriting and singing at various churches. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nancy Honeycutt Trexler whom he married Dec. 24, 1967; son, Kevin Lee Trexler and wife Jen of Rockwell; daughters, Amy Trexler Ketchie and significant other, Danny Joyce of Salisbury and Robin Trexler Snider and husband Kensell of Lexington; brothers, Lewis E. Buddy Trexler, Jr. and Roy C. Trexler both of Salisbury; grandchildren, Fuller Steven Ketchie, Landon Bradley Ketchie, Savannah Lynn Snider and Myleigh Reece Snider. Arrangements: A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, at Higher Ground Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Green officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Higher Ground Baptist Church, 1351 Lamb Rd., Lexington, NC 27295. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Trexler family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com .
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