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Joseph Wayne Martin Obituary
Joseph Wayne Martin August 28, 1952 - September 20, 2013 Joseph Wayne Martin (Big Joe) passed away peacefully in Bakersfield, California on September 20, 2013. He joins in heaven his parents Minnie "Grammy" and Len Martin and siblings, Melvin Martin, Lenard Martin, and Shirley Coburn. He is survived by his three children, Cynthia Rhodes, Joseph Wayne Martin Jr., and Bernadette Candelaria, 11 grandchildren, and siblings, Richard and Mary Sinner, Jimmy and Ernestine Martin, Joanne Martin, Bob Martin, Charles and Darlene Martin, Larry and Donna Martin, Johnny and Rorra Martin, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Joe enjoyed fishing and camping in the beautiful outdoors. He spent many days and nights at Famosa Raceway working on the cars with Uncle Roger. Talented with his hands, Joe liked to build things and enjoyed his work in the oil fields. He started as a roustabout for Hilton Drilling in 1973 and worked his way up to a driller and then tool pusher. He loved rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and appreciated good food and especially tacos! Joe was a very loyal and helpful friend who was loved dearly by all who knew him. The family would like to thank the staff at Lifehouse Parkview Assisted Living, San Joaquin Hospital, Hoffman Hospice, and his numerous visitors and caretakers over the years. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 30, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery, 2739 Panama Lane. A private celebration will be held following the service for immediate family. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 26, 2013
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