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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Obituary - James “Jim” Martin

James Martin, 58 of Archie, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).

A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, also at the chapel Saturday. Burial will follow services in Glenwild Cemetery, Cleveland, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.

James “Jim” Martin was born January 9, 1962 in Paola, Kansas to James Clark and Betty Jo Ford Martin. He grew up in Miami County and graduated from Louisburg High School in 1980.

For most of his life Jim worked in construction as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Willerton construction and recently for Hettinger Escavating. Jim was a proud father, he enjoyed attending their many activities and coaching their summer sports. Later in life Jim became an even more proud grandfather and was just as active in their lives. Jim loved to play golf, camp, and play cards. He was always the friend you called when you needed help or just an encouraging word.

Jim is survived by his parents Clark and Betty Martin, his son Justin Kircher (Andrea), son Eric Martin, son Brent Martin, daughter Leah Martin (David Dunn), and son Seth Eastabrook (Lauren). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ethan, Aiden, Koen, Tory, Delilah, Corbin, Maverick, Deacon, Danika, Jaylen, Koby, Andrea, Logan, Amanda, Kyle, Kiera, Tripp, and Ryer. Jim also leaves behind his brothers Rick and Barry Martin, nephew Derrick Martin, along with many cousins, extended family members and friends.