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Rex Kyler Martin, Jr. entered into the greater presence of the Lord on Sunday, December 29, 2013. He was born in San Antonio, TX on March 23, 1929. His parents who preceded him in death were Marguerite Whitley Martin and Rex Kyler Martin, Sr. He is survived by Ellen Rotsch Martin, his wife of 57 years, three children, Danya Martin Kieval and Richard A. Kieval of Houston, TX; Rex Kyler Martin, III and Sandra Hamm Martin of Bulverde, TX; and Alison Martin Hyde and William Craig Hyde of Cypress, TX. Rex is survived by seven grandchildren, which include, Rebekah Erin, Joseph Kyler and Jennie Ellen Kieval; Frances Paige and Ian Andrew Martin; William Connor and Mary Alice Hyde. Rex is also survived by his sister, Patricia Martin Younts of San Antonio and her two daughters, Laura Ellen Arnold and Pam Younts Sternadel and their families. Rex was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, a member of The Good Samaritan Center Board and a volunteer at the Christian Assistance Ministry. As his children grew, Rex was a Cub Scout leader, a member of Girl Scout Camping Board and a member of the Indian Guides. He was the founding leader of the Leatherslappers 4-H Club in Bexar County and was honored as an outstanding leader in the state. Rex served four years in the United States Air Force prior to graduating with a degree in Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. After many years in civil service in the engineering departments of both military and private businesses, he became the sole owner of Martin Engineering, Inc. He retired in 1999. His family wishes to give loving thanks to the nurses and staff of the Memory Unit at the Frank M. Tejeda Veterans Home in Floresville, TX. They provided him with care, devotion and safety during his two years of residency. A family memorial service was held on Friday, January 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, Rex's family requests donations be made to The Willard E. Simpson Fund at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan, San Antonio, TX 78205, the
, 7400 Louis Pasteur Suite #200, San Antonio, TX 78229 or the Frank M. Tejeda Veterans Home, 200 Veterans Drive, Floresville, TX 78114.
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Published in Express-News on Jan. 5, 2014