Remembering longtime Springfield dental surgeon Dr. Rex Witherspoon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A long-time and well-loved Springfield dental surgeon has died.

Dr. Rex Witherspoon was 95-years-old. Dr. Witherspoon opened his practice in Springfield 1952. That practice is now OMS, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Group. For more than 60 years, Dr. Witherspoon took care of patients there, well known for his kindness and joyful disposition.

He also traveled for years as a dental team leader for Project Hope, providing care for people living in poverty in Nicaragua.