Born 12-13-1979 -- Died 7-3-2006
Edward Albert Martin died July 3, 2006, at his home in Thayer at the age of 26. He was born Dec. 13, 1979, in Visalia, Calif., to Elaine Waldron Martin and the late Tommy Ray Martin.
He was united in marriage May 16, 1999, in Thayer to Patricia Brown.
He was employed by Martin Salvage Grocery in Thayer, working as a store clerk and stocker. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and considered baseball his favorite sport. He believed in God and enjoyed watching John Hagee TV programs.
He is survived by his wife Patricia of the home in Thayer; one son, Edward Albert Martin Jr. of Thayer; his mother, Elaine Martin of Thayer; eight brothers, Timothy John Martin of Oklahoma City, Okla., Tommy Ray Martin Jr. of Thayer, Robert Eugene Martin of Doniphan, Mo., David Lee Martin of Thayer, Marcus Henry Martin of Thayer, Michael Roy Martin of Ellington, Mo., Noah Scott Martin of Doniphan, Mo., and Christopher Allen Martin of Kennett, Mo.; three sisters, Julie Del Murphy of Doniphan, Mo., Sandra Juanita Martin of Kennett, Mo., and Shonda Nicole Martin of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; his paternal grandparents, S. Ray and Juanita Martin of Naylor, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Connie Brown of Thayer; numerous aunts and uncles; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Ray Martin, and maternal grandparents, Allen and Lorna Waldron.
Funeral servies were held July 6, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with burial in the Thayer Cemetery, with Brother Wayne Hurst officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.
Pallbearers were Joseph Brown, Robert Martin, Marcus Martin, Kevin Dillard, Keven Amrhein and Jesse Murphy.