VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT REX, I KNEW HIM FROM ALCO
AND THEN AT LILLY&S REX WAS A REAL GOOD GUY TO WORK
WITH AND A LOT OF FUN TO BE AROUND.
I DON&T KNOW WHAT MORE TO SAY , GOD WILL HELP YOU
THROUGH THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME.
We were sorry to read of Rex&s passing. We have fond memories of Rex even though we have not kept in touch over the years. Armilda and I babysit the two girls for about two months several years ago. If our memory served us right he was in the service and their mother was working.
I also have fond memories of his parents and his grandparents. His grandmother was my Aunt Mae Murphy. Aunt Mae and my father were brother and sister.
We are so sorry not to be able to attend the visitation or the funeral. Be assured that the family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May GOD comfort each of you in this time of mourning.
It is with deep regret,I send my condolences on the loss of Rex.
I met Rex in 1997, when I went to work at Lilly.
For over 13 years,Rex and I worked together as pipefitters almost on a daily basis.We were very good friends and stayed that way even after we both ended up working in differant areas. He was a good and loyal friend and I will miss him greatly. He and I shared a lot of laughes and hard work. He used to say to people:""I gave Jim his start"".In many ways,that was true, because I learned a lot about patience from him.
Rex always made our work fun.We talked about him being in the tank corp.in the army and being stationed in Germany.I know he worked at Alcoa prior to Lilly.We shared 3 combination locks with the same number on 3 lockers side by side,although we were only allowed one each.I will always remember changing a pipe while it was still live and having brine totally drown us causing the toes of our shoes to turn up and look like pixie shoes.
I was like a little brother to him and he was like a big brother to me.I would like to be there for his service,but unfortunently that is not possible.Please feel free to share this with anyone you choose.I would consider it an honor.
With deep condolences,
With deep appreciation for knowing him, I send
My sympathy to you and your family on the death of your brother.
To Live in those hearts we leave behind
is not to die
-- Thomas Campbell
I am sure that your brother&s memory will live in your hearts forever.