MARSTON - Bruce Odell Martin Sr., 81, died March 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Sept. 23, 1922, in Bristol, Okla., he was the son of the late Walter and Rosa H. Reed Martin.
On Jan. 2, 1942, at Osceola, Ark., he married Willodene Ferguson who preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2001.
Survivors include: three sons, Bruce Martin of Portageville and Bobby Martin and Mark Martin of New Madrid; one daughter, Rosemary Bowen of Doniphan; two brothers, Obie Martin of Little Rock, Ark., and Gary Martin of Conran; three sisters, Lucille Ferguson of Marston and Pauline Emerson and Christine Vickey of Rosaville, Calif.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, James Allen Martin, on Sept. 4, 1982; and five sisters, Tellie Eaton, Ollie Southard, Lois Smothers, Gerdie Ash and Opal Thornton.
Visitation begins at 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Mark Inman will officiate.
Burial will follow in Mounds Park Cemetery near Lilbourn.
Pallbearers will be: Jerry Whitehead, Paul Jones, John D. Henry Jr., Gary Martin, James Ferguson and Bill Poley.