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

Mike was born May 28, 1940 in Dayton.

He was preceded in death by Walter Stiner, Virginia Holt Rector and 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 a Highland County commissioner for six years, and was a member of the Hillsboro Rotary Club. He 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, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren.

Military rites conducted by the Highland County Honor Guard were held Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Union Church of Christ, 3021 North Taylorsville Road, Hillsboro 45133. Services followed.

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 the online guest book at www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com.