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Obituary: Loyal Ray Martin

Obituary: Loyal Ray Martin

December 9th, 2018 in Obituaries

Loyal Ray Martin, 90, of Fulton, went peacefully to his eternal home on Friday, December 7, 2018. He was born on August 23, 1928, in Fulton, Missouri, the son of the late Berkley Miles Martin and the late Mary Anna (Erwin) Martin. On September 7, 1949, Ray was united in marriage to Maxie Joyce (Morris) Martin. She survives his passing. Ray proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Blattner Furniture Company where he worked in sales and management. Active in his community, Ray served as PTA Chairman, and Chairman of Friends of the Library. He was a member of the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society and served on their Board of Directors. He also served on the Fulton Planning and Zoning Committee. Ray was a man of faith and an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Fulton where he served as a Deacon, Elder, and Stephen Minister. He was awarded the Evelyn Bedell Award by the Presbytery of Missouri. Ray enjoyed traveling and reading. He could often be found tinkering in his wood shop and enjoyed playing bridge with friends. Ray found great joy in volunteering for his church and community. He was a devoted family man and treasured time spent with them. Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife, Maxie, of 69 years; son, Dennis Ray Martin (Judy) of Perryville; daughter, Janet Lynn Russell (Keith Warnhoff ) of Columbia; five grandchildren, Trent Russell, Katie Martin, Emily Schwertfeger, Becky Blaylock, and Deanna Martin; and five great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, Ray was preceded in death by brother, Erwin Berkley Martin; and sister, Laura Adeline Dixon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church of Fulton with Reverend Aaron White officiating. Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton. Interment with Military Honors will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to First Presbyterian Church of Fulton or Missouri Veteran's Home in Mexico, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.