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Martin Funeral Home

128 North Resler Drive, El Paso, TX

OBITUARY

David John Rendall

March 19, 1937January 1, 2020
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David John Rendall, 82 years of age, of El Paso, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 1st, 2020. David was an accomplished athlete and entrepreneur, but more importantly, a faithful Christian, wonderful father, grandfather, and friend to many. David was born in Angola to British missionaries and was raised in Zambia. David graduated from Gwebi Agriculture College. After farming for several years with his father and serving in the British Rhodesian military, David moved to the United States to attend Philadelphia College of Bible (PCB), now Cairn University, where he met his wife, Grace. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies, David and Grace moved to El Paso, Texas to continue his education and start a family. David discovered soccer at the age of four and became a top ranked player in central Africa, earning him several offers of apprenticeship from major English soccer clubs at sixteen and eighteen years of age. These offers were passed up in order to stay close to home. David continued to play in semi-professional leagues during his time in Africa and continues to hold the scoring record at Cairn University (PCB). David was a serial entrepreneur and consummate marketer. Working as a Director of Marketing for a local laboratory and then a startup out-patient diagnostic center, he was able to use his creativity and networking abilities to grow the small local companies into large regional organizations, both eventually selling out to large national firms. David used his marketing skills and passion for deal making to start several healthcare related businesses that have evolved into a large enterprise, which currently has operations in 4 continents and clients in over 80 countries. David’s faith and family were the two most important things in his life. He gave his life to Christ at a young age, and served His Savior faithfully over the years, volunteering as a youth pastor, representing the Gideons for over forty years, and serving in his local church. He had an incredible sense of humor and a very quick wit. His humor, along with his love for others, made him an adored friend and father. David’s Christlikeness was demonstrated through his generous and sacrificial giving, always desiring to help anyone who had a physical, spiritual or emotional need. David always believed the best in others and was always quick to forgive. Although we already miss our precious David, we have a blessed hope that we will be reunited with him in heaven. He is survived by his wife Grace (Gamwell) Rendall, their four children Lori Landis (Dean), Rachel Kammeraad, Alison Leben, and David A Rendall (Cordy), ten grandchildren Hannah Landis, Joel Landis, David Landis, Jonathan Landis, Elizabeth Landis, Joshua Kammeraad, Abigail Kammeraad, Aaron Kammeraad, Lola Rendall, and David A Rendall, Jr, sister Rosemary Paine (Patrick), and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. David is preceded in death by his father Rev. William Frank Rendall MBE, mother Ruth Rendall, and brother Gordon Rendall. Services will be held at Coronado Baptist Church, 501 Thunderbird Dr. El Paso, Texas 79912 on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 with Pastor Mike Woods officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00am - 10:45am, funeral 11:00 AM - 12:00pm, with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David's name to Coronado Baptist Church, KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television, or The Gideons International. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912. www.MartinFuneralHomeWest.com

  • FAMILY

  • Grace Rendall, Wife
  • Lori Landis (Dean), Daughter
  • Rachel Kammeraad, Daughter
  • Alison Leben, Daughter
  • David A. Rendall (Cordy), Son
  • Mr. Rendall is also survived by his ten grandchildren Hannah Landis, Joel Landis, David Landis, Jonathan Landis, Elizabeth Landis, Joshua Kammeraad, Abigail Kammeraad, Aaron Kammeraad, Lola Rendall, and David A. Rendall, Jr. His sister Rosemary Paine (Patrick), and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.


    David was preceded in death by his father Rev. William Frank Rendall MBE, mother Ruth Rendall, and brother Gordon Rendall.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Reception following service at Church Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

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Annette Vanderzwan

January 11, 2020

I got to know David when he asked me to teach piano to his grandson Joshua. He sure loved and prayed for his family💕🙏🏾🎶

Valerie Rendall

January 11, 2020

I only got to meet and know David when he flew out to South Africa to spend the last few days of his brother, Gordon's life before he passed away on 15 May 2019.

David stayed on in Johannesburg till after the funeral. He rendered an amazing tribute to Gordon during the Church service.

He related well and showed a genuine interest in people of all ages. He had a good sense of humour and was a true pleasure to be around.

All three of the Rendall siblings, David, Gordon and Rosemary were blessed with a quality/gift of calmness, peacefulness and serenity that one sensed when you were around them.

I am so grateful and thankful that David was surrounded with love and sincere care by his wife Grace and children Lori, Alison, Rachel, David Jnr, and their respective families. They never left his side throughout his illness, seeing to his every need and showering him with love, care, nursing and understanding until his passing.

BLESS YOU ALL and may our loving and faithful Saviour Jesus be with you all in the coming days and weeks. Continue to support each other - for our strength and comfort comes from the Lord.

Our most sincerest, heartfelt condolences to David's family.

With loving remembrance,

Val (Gordon's wife), Rodney, Kim, Travis and little Olivia

Peter Horton

January 10, 2020

I heard stories about David growing up from my dad. Stories about their friendship, how good he was at soccer, living on the farm and joining the military together. Several years ago when my father passed, David came to the funeral. We went out to lunch together and David shared what a good friend my dad had been to him and that he wanted to express his thanks for their years of friendship by helping me as best he could. After that I would hear from him occasionally and he faithfully and generously partnered with me in my ministry. I'm grateful for getting to know him a bit at the end and experiencing first hand the character that made him such a good friend. He will be missed.

Sarah Litana Jani

January 10, 2020

David Rendall a great man of God. I met him last year when he came to Zambia to visit my brother Arthur. But it's like I had known him for centuries. He visited our Christ Missions Church which was being constructed and from there on he never ceased to give advice. He made sure that our church was introduced to other ministries for moral support and guidance . His love and concern didn't know any bounds. He really wanted to see our rural based church rise up and bring revival to the forgotten rural folks. His big heart full of love reminds me of Jesus in the streets of Galilee who touched even the lepers. May his blessed soul rest in Perfect Peace.

Cindy Caldwell

January 10, 2020

To Aunty Grace & family,
Gavin & I are so sorry for your loss. When I think of Uncle David I think of my Cowgirl outfit my Mom made me when I was 8 years old with Cindy-Jo written on the leg flaps & I was asked who I wanna be when I grow up & I said I wanna be a Texan just like Uncle David.
When I think of you Uncle David I think of my 21st Birthday when I was in Harare, Zimbabwe & my Manager asked me what the one special thing I wanted for my birthday & I said I wanted to hear my Uncles voice in America, so he phoned you & I got my wish
When I think of you I think of my American flag flying on my flagpole when you came to see us at my house in Suideroord 34 odd years ago.
When I think of you I think of how carefully you listened, how softly you spoke & how witty & funny you were.
I never knew you as anything else but my dear Uncle who I always wanted to get to know.
When I think of you I'm going to remember the biggest gift & dream I've ever had fulfilled in my life & that was bringing my husband & I over to meet your family in El Paso before you passed.
You have no idea what you have done Uncle David & I hope I will one day be able to pay it forward to your family visiting us in Africa!
I am missing our chats & your enquisitive mind but Wow! you are with your parents, my parents & your maker now & I'm sure it is amazing.
I love you!
Cindy & Gavin
Johannesburg
South Africa

John Blakely

January 9, 2020

Dave was my youth pastor (leader) as a teenage and a friend as an adult, He will be missed but Heaven is better for him having gone home

Sandy Locke

January 9, 2020

Such a Special Person! I will miss our talks and his smiling face. The angels are rejoicing! They have a wonderful one among them now.

Sandy Locke

Debra Watkins

January 9, 2020

Dear Randall Family, Thank you all for sharing David with us...I know that he is with the Lord and our loss is heavens gain...I thank him for always encouraging me and his great sense of humor...I'll miss those great stories he use to tell us...He had such a way of always making you feel comfortable around him.....He was just a great brotha in Christ...Gracie please accept my deepest condolenses....love you..Til we meet on the other side...ps thank you for getting me to go see Enrique...Love you and miss you brotha...

Sara Leyva

January 8, 2020

I and my children are so very blessed to have had the wonderful privilege of knowing David Rendall. Though I only met him a little over 6 years ago through mutual acquaintances, he immediately became a good friend. He was one of those very rare people in life that if you were blessed to know him, you soon learned that he was true in his offer of genuine friendship, care, and fraternal Christian love. His concern for others was always more than just expressed, but lived out in his earnest prayer and offers of help to anyone in need. His kindness, generosity, faith, optimism, humility, selflessness, and humor are just some of the beautiful traits we will fondly remember. He always had a kind word, sound advice, and a willing heart and is very greatly missed.
Our sincere condolences to his family, from the Leyvas - Sara, Peter, Lauren, & Philip

Rosemary Paine

January 8, 2020

As my dear brother David is put to rest on Saturday, 11th January, my family in South Africa will be with you all in spirit.
David's great love from an early age was playing soccer. After returning home on our farm from his soccer practice in town he would round up the farm workers for another game of soccer. He had an abundance of energy and couldn't sit still for long. When Captain of the Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) soccer team he was called "twinkle toes", a name given to a well known British soccer player, Stanley Matthews, because of his skill in dribbling the ball. When the teams started playing on Sundays he felt he had to give up playing for the team because of his Christian Faith and testimony.
We grew up respecting our parents, each other and other people regardless of the circumstances. In our early schooling years we were sent to Sakeji Boarding School where we were taught strict discipline.
David was a big tease in a fun way, and had a sense of humour. He had a love for music, singing and playing his harmonica. He was an outgoing, friendly and caring person, concerned for his family and the needs of others, and always a good listener.
He was very protective towards me being his youngest and only sister. He corrected me and advised me when necessary.
After his commitment to the Lord and started working he always gave of his earnings to the Lord's work or someone in need. At one time he told me he only had a certain amount left in his pocket which he felt prompted to put in the offertory plate and God provided his need afterwards.
Above all else was David's love for the Lord Jesus Christ and his commitment to the Lord's work and to his family.
I want to thank Grace, Lori, Rachel, Alison and David Jnr. and their families for all the love and care you gave my brother David in his last days on earth.
I will miss him so much and cherish the memories I had with him. (His sister Rosemary Paine)

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