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Gary Martin

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CONRAN -- Gary E. Martin, 81, died May 29, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born April 25, 1932, in Dise, Ark., to the late Walter E. and Rosa H. Reed Martin, he was the retired owner/operator of Gary's BBQ in Portageville and a carpenter. He was a member of the Conran Baptist Church.

On July 14, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., he married Margaret Lorene Ray who preceded him in death on May 14, 2003.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Michael Martin, on Aug. 30, 1970, a brother, Obie Martin, and seven sisters, Tellie Eaton, Ollie Southard, Lois Smothers, Gerdie Ash, Opal Thornton, Pauline Emerson and Christine Vickey

Survivors include: a son, Greg Martin of Steele; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Joey Fowler of New Madrid and Carla and Joe Brown of Portageville; one sister, Lucille Ferguson of Marston; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. today at the DeLisle Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Steve Bradford officiating.

Burial will follow in Mounds Park Cemetery with full military rites.

Online condolences may be sent at delislefuneralhome.net.