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O. Rex Damron
  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rex's name to the:
  • Northeast Ohio Community Education Foundation
    P.O. Box 609
    Kent, OH 44240

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“I had no idea that he was a man of such distinction. I wish that I could have known him better. Marvin Glover MMA cadet. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Marvin Glover - student at MMA

“Condolences and prayers for Derek and family. May happy memories sustain you during this difficult time. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Chris Moravec - Shaker Hts, OH

“Rest in Peace sir! ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jack Lincer - Houston, TX

“When we were in school he was "Major Damron". As we grew to adulthood and stayed in touch he became just "Rex"; always involved, always adding...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Emilio F. Fox - Davie, FL

“Major Damron had a significant role in my transition from a boy to a man (hodie pueri postridi viri) during my tenure ay MMA 1960-1962. We...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Alan Ogus, Ph.D.

“Rest in Peace Major Damron, you served your country, your family and your fellow man very, very well. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Tim Pounds - Clyde, NC

Cadet ADDERLEY 1958-1964 “Thank you Major Damron for the valued lessons of life that you passed on to us, ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Robert G Adderley - Mims, FL

“Made a great impression on my life thank you ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Arnold May - West Jefferson, NC

“One of the truly great men of our times. Rex was a positive influence on hundreds of young men at Miami Military Academy, he was an example to us all...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jack Parr - Tampa, FL


Dr. O. Rex Damron died Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at home with his wife, Dr. Geneva Damron by his side. He went to Miami, FL in 1958 from Columbus, and to Tampa in 1989 from Kent. He was preceded in death by son, Kevin Kyle Damron; and sister, Anna Lee Corn. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dr. Geneva; son, Dr. Derek Damron; sister, Rebecca Brown; and grandsons, Corey Michael and Dr. Kyle Mark Damron. Rex served in the U.S Army as a paratrooper and received his degrees from Marshall University (B.A.), Black Hills University (M.Ed.) and Kent State University (Ph.D. Psych). He served as an Administrator of Admission for Miami Military Academy, Crowder Hall Academy, NJ and FL Air Space Academy. He retired as Professor of Emeritus in 1985. Rex was President of the Krewe of Sant'Yago Education Foundation serving 14 years with a passion to support less fortunate students at Hillsborough Community College, University of South Florida, and the University of Tampa. He received an Arugula Award for service to Hispanic students. Rex was awarded the University of Tampa Medal, was a Shriner for 52 years, President of the International Travel Agents, owner of a five star restaurant, and developed and International import company of promotional products for Anheuser Busch. He developed the Damron Diagnostic Reading Kit for the U.S Department of Education and spoke at the Educational World's Fair. Rex published two college texts and a testing manual. He designed and umbrella of papal colors for Pope John Paul II and his clergy for their visit to St. Louis in 1999. His interest in the Native American Indian took him to reservations in South Dakota and Montana for workshops on the development of language and acquisition. Rex and Geneva provide scholarships for Native American students at Kent State. Rex loved people. He traveled throughout the world and appreciated many cultures. As he and Geneva traveled, he made donations to village schools in Katmandu, Napal. He and Geneva are co-founders of the North East Ohio Community Education Foundation which provides scholarships for students attending Kent State and other local universities. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 22 from 1:00-2:30pm at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home Kent. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rex's name to the North East Ohio Community Education Foundation, P.O. Box 609, Kent, Ohio 44240.