Rex Douglas Garrell (age 79) of Gainesville, Va. was born Saturday, June 21, 1924 and died Saturday, June 21, 2003 at his home. Rex was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from United Airlines after 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, O.C. and Pearl Garrell and one brother, Carl. Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary Ball Garrell: one son, Dug Garrell and his wife, Jane; two daughters, Susan Dombroff and her husband, Jeff, and Teri Thacker and her husband, Wes; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Price Funeral Home in Manassas, Va.
WEBMASTER'S NOTE: Rex Douglas Garrel, SN# 657-12-23, enlisted in the US Navy November 3, 1942 at Raleigh, NC. Rex Garrell, TM3c, was received aboard the USS Sigsbee DD-502, May 4, 1943 from R.S. NOB Norfolk, VA. After 31 months (+/-) on the DD-502 he was transferred December 19, 1945 to the Naval Hospital at Portsmouth, VA for treatment and disposition. Rex Attended a USS Sigsbee reunion in October 2001. He will be missed by all of his Sigsbee shipmates and friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out for Rex's family and friends.