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Paul Dean Martin


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Paul Dean Martin

San Angelo, TX

Paul Dean Martin, a longtime member of the San Angelo community, unexpectedly passed away on December 24th, 2018. Paul was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on October 25th, 1946. Paul was a 1965 graduate of Lakeview High School and earned his Bachelor of Science from Angelo State University.

He married Marilyn (Bambi) Jost on November 27, 1969. They settled in the Wall area to raise their family and enjoyed 49 happy years of marriage. He strived to never miss a child's or grandchild's important event. He was a devoted husband, father, and Papa.

Paul dedicated over 40 years to the healthcare insurance industry. The partnership, Martin and Herring, was well respected by both clients and peers alike. Dee Herring and Mindy Seahorn continued the business after his retirement. He had a talent for making business plans that were pragmatic and effective and was known to all as a loyal and fair man who operated with assurance and steadfastness.

Paul gave many years of service to Kiwanis, highlighted by serving as President and contributing to the success of Little Olympics. He also served on the Tom Green County Board of Appraisers. As a longtime member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, he loved the annual Fall Festival and his "Arise" bible study group.

To Paul, time outdoors was time well spent. Passing on his love of hunting, fishing, and exploring to his children and grandchildren was very important to him. His love of geography led him to travel to almost every continent. Whether fishing in the Amazon or the Concho River, he lived to spend time with his family and lifelong friends.

Everyone knew Paul for his love of garage sales and a good bargain- which allowed him to be the constant go-to for all things. He was always there as a resource and knew how to solve a problem, leaving things better and sturdier than he found them.

Paul looked forward to his weekly lunches with Robert Coffey, Bill Coffey, and Bill Jenkins; and never missed his monthly Lakeview Class of '65 luncheon.

Paul's display of generosity often went unknown by anyone other than the recipient. He was a rock to his family and a pillar in his community. His quiet, yet strong presence made an incredible impact. Papa will so dearly be missed.

Paul was preceded in death by his mother Beth and father James C. Martin, Jr., and his sister Nancy Martin Aars. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn (Bambi) Martin; his brother J. Thomas Martin and wife Janet of Houston, his brother Clay M. Martin of Westminster, CO; his son Chad M. Martin and wife Mary Kate of Frisco, his daughter Corrie Strosnider and husband Todd of Dallas; grandchildren Zachary and Rylee Martin, and Kendall and Kyle Strosnider; nephew Scott Martin and wife Courtney of Houston; niece Becca Vandiver of Pine Haven, WY ; niece Kristen Lawler and husband Mike of Spring; niece Lauren Taylor and husband Andrew of Austin, and nephew Trey Aars of Moorecroft, WY. He is also survived by Troy Branham, brother-in-law Jerry Jost and wife Debi of New Braunfels; nephew Larry Jost and wife Paige of New Deal; niece Nicole Wolf and husband Shane of New Braunfels. He also leaves behind lifelong friends, the Jerry Baker and Charles Reichenau families, whom with he travelled the world and treasured as family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to West Texas Boys Ranch, wtbr.org, 10223 Boys Ranch Rd, San Angelo, TX 76904; or to Meals for the Elderly, mealsfortheelderly.org, 310 East Houston Harte, San Angelo Texas, 76903. A Rosary and visitation will be held at 6:30PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 8602 Loop 570, San Angelo, TX 76905. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00AM on Friday, December 28, 2018 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 8602 Loop 570, San Angelo, TX 76905.

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Published in GoSanAngelo from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2018
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