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Charles Thomas Martin


1953 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Charles Thomas Martin Obituary
Charles Thomas Martin, 62

A Funeral Service for Charles Thomas Martin of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, September 16, 2016, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Heather Marsalis as Celebrant. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until time of service. Any friends with classic cars are encouraged to bring them and join the procession to the cemetery. A celebratory dinner will be provided by the Mountain Home Church of Christ.

Cherished husband, father, grandfather and brother, Chuck, passed away suddenly on September 10, 2016, in Midway, Arkansas at the age of 62. He was born November 13, 1953, in Mount Vernon, Illinois, the son of Delbert and Harriet Martin. He was a Firefighter and Paramedic for the City of Aurora, Illinois for 22 years before retiring and moving to Mountain Home, Arkansas. He married Lauri Barkes on September 25, 1993, in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. He enjoyed fishing, playing with his grandkids, fixing up his hot rod and going to car shows. Chuck also enjoyed napping at the movies every weekend.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Lauri Martin of Mountain Home, AR; four daughters, Jennifer Martin of Montgomery, IL, Teri (Beau) Buege of Mountain Home, AR, Denise (Brian) VanDeVeire of Elburn, IL and Megan (Pete) Jones of Sturgeon Bay, WI; one son, Christopher (Autumn) Martin of Mountain Home, AR and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Burial will be in the Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery, Mountain Home, Arkansas, with David, Steve, Jake, Mark, Bill, Terry and Chris Martin as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House or North Central Arkansas Humane Society. He was very fond of both.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
Published in Baxter Bulletin from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16, 2016
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