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Rex S. McClellan age 91 passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones on December 15th, 2012
Rex was born to Floyd and Myrtle McClellan in Algiers Indiana on November 21, 1921. He joined the
Navy August 2, 1942 and was a veteran of World War II. Rex spent most of his career on Destroyers/
minesweepers in the Pacific. He got his first shore duty in Pensacola in 1953 where he met and married Dolly Murphy. Rex retired from the navy as a Chief Gunners Mate and worked at the Pensacola Naval Air Station with NARF before fully retiring in 1962.
After retirement he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his best friends Johnny Johnson and Jerald Kearly. He enjoyed talking of the good times and memories he had with his long time friends.
Tubby and Dolly never had any children of their own but never met a child that they didn't love. Where ever they went, they would always take time to stop and talk to a child and offer them a peppermint.
Dolly his beloved wife of 58 years preceded him in death and his parents Floyd and Myrtle McClellan, sisters Grace Potts and Melva Selby. He is survived by one sister Phoebe Bement of Petersburg ,Indiana and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rex was of the Mormon faith and a member of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church.
The family would like to thank the 4th floor nursing staff at the Baptist Hospital for the care he received and a special thanks to Covenant Hospice and there staff for his continuous care and compassion during his final days.
Pallbearers will be Harold Williams, Ronnie Williams, Steve Williams, Gavin Williams, Justin Williams and Tim Walker.
Visitation will be at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, 619 New Warrington Rd in Pensacola Fl, Tuesday December 18, from 6pm to 8pm. Services will be held Wednesday at Oak Lawn at 10am. with Bishop David Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Dec. 18, 2012