J.T. Martin, 88, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at Oak Tree Villa Nursing Center in Jefferson City.
Born Nov. 16, 1917, in Shady Grove, Mo., son of the late Rupert and Lillie Wilson Martin, he was a farmer and mail carrier and a member of the Deering United Methodist Church in Deering, Mo.
On Sept. 25, 1938, in Deering, he married Thelma Minner, who preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 2004. He was also preceded in death by one son, John Martin; three brothers, Bobby Sr., Joseph and Wayne Martin and four sisters, Marceline Hutchson, Roberta Jones, Rita May Martin and Julia Martin Besweatherick.
Survivors include one son, Larry Martin and wife, Sue, of Jefferson City; one brother, Jerry Paul Martin and wife, Karen, of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters-in-law, Billie Martin, Nina Morisseau and Tom and Mossie Minner; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Martin and Cathy and Jennifer Martin Ford and Travis, all of Jefferson City, Amy Martin Williams and David, of Kennett and Sara Beth Martin Richard and Jon and Anna Lynn Martin Rolf and Adam, all of Kansas City, Mo., and seven great-grandchildren, Evan Martin, Bryan Ford, Aidan Martin, Anna Beth Williams, John Thomas Williams, Nadia Richard and Jocelyn Ford.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., today, Sunday, Sept. 17, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Sue Cubbage officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Jeff Martin, Travis Ford, David Williams, Jon Richard, Adam Rolf, Paul T. Combs, Tolliver Brown and Patrick McHaney.
Honorary pallbearers are Charles Arthur, Joe Tidwell, John Calhoun, Doug Irvin, Richard Webb, Tom Duncan, Jim Coleman, Rodney Jones, Glen Kitchen, Harry Rogers, Glen Leach, Aaron Ivie, Vic Downing and Bobby Martin.
Memorials may be made to the Deering United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.