He was born on February 20th, 1935, to James and Maude Martin. He married Martha Kitchens on November 11th, 1962. He was employed by the Coffeyville Flour Mill achieving 40 plus years with the company. Among his interests were talking on his CB radios, playing Harmonicas, singing at church, camping with his family and taking his sailboat out for a spin. He spoiled his grandsons every chance he could, they were his pride and joy. He acquired many canine friends over the years , as well as, his cherished Tony the tiger cat who kept him entertained. He also loved westerns and Jimmy Stewart movies.
He is survived by his son, David and wife Amy Randles Martin; two daughters, Kathy Pippin and husband Jerry Pippin, and Pam Martin Ward and husband Joe Ward; four grandsons, Dusty, Dawson, Drake and Maxxwell; and Honorary sons Chris Harrell, Matt York and JD Payden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Martha, two brothers, three sisters, and many other relatives and friends.
He was extremely grateful to his friend Kenny Kitchens for introducing him to his sister Martha, without whom, his family would have come to fruition. He was ever so grateful to Matt and JD who took time out of their busy schedules to help him with tasks that he could no longer do on his own. He was a son, a brother, an uncle, a good father, grandfather and friend. Heaven has become a much coveted treasure to one day enter into eternal rest. We have to much to gain to lose.
Graveside Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating.
Friends may call on Friday, February 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.
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David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.