The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by Jenna Clayton, Quill Reporter

Meet your neighbor Rex Huston born and raised in La Harpe.

Huston was raised on a farm and his father's occupation growing up was a construction worker. He grew up with one sister.

He graduated from La Harpe High School in 1976 and from college at the University of Illinois in 1980.

Happily married to his wife, Teresa, of sixteen years he raises his children in a warm and welcoming home. He and his wife have seven children; Bobi (25), A.J (24), Ty (22), Clay (14), Boni (13), Tucker (11), and Trace (5).

The Huston's also have three grandchildren; Ethan, Rachel, and Nicholas and they are expecting another grandchild in April.

Huston is the currently the owner of Town "N' Country Service, which is a business that his father started in 1987 that consists of plumbing, electrical, heating/ air conditioning, and septic systems.

He and his wife were previously home parents at Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch for 6 years. He has previously farmed, worked on hog farms in Illinois and Missouri, and worked at Vista Bakery.

He is an avid part of the La Harpe Christian Church and is a member of La Harpe Community School District Board and the on the Board of Directors-Midcontinent Livestock Supplement.

Huston enjoys spending time with family, attending the games of his kids and grandkids, and rooting for the Cardinals.

His greatest memories in life are the births of his children and grandchildren. He also is very impressed as he has attended graduations ceremonies and visited bases and observed his sons A.J. and Ty serving in the military. "Our military may have its faults, but it is certainly the best in the world", he observes.

Huston and his wife exclaim at how they enjoy being able to work and raise their family in the same area that they were raised and how privileged they feel to be able to call La Harpe "home'.

He shares his feelings of being blessed to live in this area. Huston obviously believes that good character is required; he says "It takes a lifetime to build a reputation but only a few seconds to destroy it."