The Life of Rex A Martin

REX A. MARTIN GIRARD - Rex A. Martin, 61, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Rex was born May 28, 1954, in Youngstown, the son of John R. and Shirley Yokom Martin. Rex worked at Trinity Industries for 22 years as a fitter. He was a 1972 graduate of Girard High School and a member of Twin State Auto Racing Club. Rex was a lifelong racer with a passion for designing and building race cars. He enjoyed success as a driver and fabricator on many levels in everything from stock cars to racing karts .

Besides his mother, Shirley of Girard, he leaves his son, Tobias L. Martin of Girard; sister Cheryl L. Whorley of Girard; and his grandchildren, Abby, Ryan, Emily and Mackenzie. He was preceded in death by his father, and brother William Martin. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. Rex will be laid to rest at Greenhaven Cemetery. Visit to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the Martin family.

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