Michael Rector

Michael Rector

Tuesday May 28, 1940 Wednesday November 13, 2019

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Obituary for Michael E. Rector

Michael E. Rector, 79 of Hillsboro, passed away Wednesday November 13, 2019.

Mike was born May 28, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by Walter Stiner, Virginia Holt Rector, Harvey Rector, one brother, Jim Rector, and one sister, Linda Lowe.

Mike was a member of the Union Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Time Warner after 35 years of service. He was Highland County Commissioner for six years, member of the Hillsboro Rotary Club, served on the board of Samaritan Outreach, and was active in the Emmaus Community.

Mike is survived by his wife Peggy D. Walker-Rector; two daughters, Laura (Ken) Buehner of Akron and Shari Rector of Maryland; three sons, Bob (Maryann) Rector of Idaho, John (Melissa) Gillespie of Winchester, and Mick Gillespie of Hillsboro; brothers Greg (Lonna) Rector of Akron, and Brian Rector of Key West, Florida; and ten grandchildren.

Military Rites conducted by the Highland County Honor Guard will be held 12:00pm Saturday November 16, 2019 at the Union Church of Christ, 3021 North Taylorsville Road, Hillsboro, OH. 45133. Funeral services will be held immediately following Military Rites.

Friends may call at 10:00am Saturday November 16, 2019 until the time of service at the Union Church of Christ.

Donations may be made to the Union Church of Christ.

The Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements, where you may sign our online guest book at

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  • Visitation

    Saturday November 16, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Union Church of Christ
    3021 North Taylorsville Road
    Hillsboro, OH
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    Saturday November 16, 2019
    10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Funeral Service

    Saturday November 16, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Union Church of Christ
    3021 North Taylorsville Road
    Hillsboro, OH
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday November 16, 2019
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Jerry and Amelia Robinson

Dear Peggy and Family - please accept our heartfelt condolence, with the passing of Mike, "Roger Rabbit" as we fondly called him in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Comment | Posted at 07:06pm via Condolence

Alberta Duncan

Peggy and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mike sure was a sweet man. He did a lot for our community. And he gave good hugs too. May God give you peace and comfort. God bless
Comment | Posted at 01:56am via Condolence

Leslie Ramsey

Peg & very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He contributed so much to our community and even though a ‘transplant’ to Highland County, he became a solid staunch supporter for us. I know he’ll missed by everyone who knew him, but am thankful he’s now with God. Leslie Ramsey & Family
Comment | Posted at 08:06am via Condolence

Robert Storer

Peggy and family, We are very sorry for your loss. You are in are thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Christine Storer
Comment | Posted at 12:17pm via Condolence

Monty & Barbara Rayburn

We are thinking of you at this time of sorrow. Mike was a good person and will be missed greatly by everyone. May you have comfort in knowing friends are there and share in your loss. God bless you. Monty and Barbara Rayburn.
Comment | Posted at 09:48pm via Condolence

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