Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rex Van Mattila


"In Fond Rembrance of Rex"

A special prayer just for you is being sent your way;

please know your always in our thoughts today and everyday!


February 24, 1953 ~ September 6, 2011





Boat Ride


Today as we sat with you, we saw you growing tired, we asked our God to take your hand and lead you towards the light. As he placed his arms around you as the day drew to night, we heard a sweet voice say, It's time to take that boat ride. I have it waiting at the dock. It's captain is a loved one, one you've longed to see. It's time you rest and say goodbye and come take a walk with me. I've made a special place for you free from suffering and all the pain. There's a gentle breeze a blowing with the scent of summer rain.



Tonight I need an angel to help me count the stars. I need another angel and now that's what you are. "Just a closer walk with thee", a song we love to hear. I surely being sung today as a gift from us to thee. There is no greater place is what you can now say to all on earth who love you, who will join you there some day! Soon we'll all be angels mere sparkles all we'll be, to know your watching over us we'll just look up and you we'll see. Now wipe your face and dry your eyes, shed no more tears for me., for I'll see you all again someday no ones sure just when, but he. No worries about time, for there's plenty here, no need for watch nor clocks. Now think of me, as I will you and I'll be waiting at the dock.


-Reginald T. Hewitt-



Rex Van Marttila, age 58 passed away on Tuesday September 6th, 2011. He was born in Ashtabula, Ohio and has been employed by Walt Disney World for 22 years as a cosmetologist. He is predeceased by brother Ray "Butch" Marttila, Jr. Rex leaves to cherish his memory, brother Fred Marttila of Kissimmee and sister Joy Marttila from Illinois. There will be a Celebration of Life from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.for Rex on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL.

6 comments:

Darcy Lee Jenkins said...

I knew rex for 4 very short years. I wish i had more time to spend with him. Chuck and I use to go over to his house every tuesday to have dinner, a little wine and a good movie. I will miss that. Rex, you were a true friend to me and I love you for that. RIP my friend.

Darcy Jenkins
kissimmee, fl

Gary Colon said...

My friend for over 30 years. Many good times and memories. I am going to miss you very much. You have many friends here in Ohio and Florida. We all loved you very much. Good bye my friend.

Joanie said...

Rex, My best friend for 37 years. Our plan was to grow old together. God had a different plan. I know you will have a place ready for me when we meet again. As we always ended our conversations, love you....Joanie

a93ded92-de4b-11e0-a753-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Our world is smaller now with you gone, but your memory , kindness , and love...in our hearts...will always carry on.
Loving and missing you Uncle Rex.
Casey and Sandi

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