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Bakersfield, CA 93305
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David K. Martin

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David K. Martin Obituary
Dave Martin was only 55 when Jesus took him into his loving arms on December 19th in Bakersfield, CA. He was born to Mildred and Phil Martin in Idaho on June 11th, 1960. Early on he showed artistic and athletic aptitude. Not only was he a gifted baseball player from Little League through junior college but he was a very talented artist as well, blessing his family and friends with many drawings, paintings and caricatures over time. He attained an AA degree in Fine Arts from BC but it was not long before he realized he would starve as an artist and became a skilled trade painter ending his career with the County of Kern after 28 years. He married the love of his life Mona in 1985. They spent 30 wonderful years together raising two great kids and working hard towards retirement. Dave took great pride in coaching Little League for the years that his son Lee played. He was an avid Dodgers fan and a loyal fan of the #48 car in Sprint Cup Racing. Dave and Mona traveled the country following the race schedule and enjoyed every racing experience they encountered. After retirement, he enjoyed weekly card games with dear friends and reveled in winning (occasionally).
Dave was preceded in death by his father Phil Martin and is survived by his wife Mona and son Lee (Monica) and grandson Jacob, Stepdaughter Melanie Powers (Zach) and grandson Jackson as well as his mother Mildred Martin, brothers RT (Tracy), Scott (Barb) and Eric (Deanna), numerous cherished nieces and nephews and dear friends.
Visitation will be held Monday December, 28th from 4-7 PM in the chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. Graveside services will be at the same location on Tuesday December 29th at noon. A celebration of Dave's life will be held at the Hungry Hunter Steakhouse, starting at 1PM. Everyone who knew and loved him is invited to attend.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Dec. 26, 2015
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