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Samuel A. Martin
Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. a memorial service will be held at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main St. in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Tyson Lemasters - pianist & selected favorite hymns.
Scattering of his cremains will take place at Mark Twain Lake later on Saturday afternoon.
Samuel A. Martin passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 10, 2006 at his home in Mobile, Alabama. Sam grew up in the Vandalia area and was a 1962 Van-Far High School graduate. After high school, he received his associates degree from Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, Missouri in 1964. He served in the U. S. Army from 1967 to 1968. Sam received his mechanical engineering degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1975. He worked as a mechanical engineer in Illinois for a short time, several years in the St. Louis area and then in Savannah, Georgia. He then moved to Mobile in 1992. Sam enjoyed bass fishing when he had the chance.
Born: October 9, 1944 in Vandalia, Missouri the son of Sam P. and Mary Margaret (Flowerree) Martin.
Married: Shirley Snyder on August 26, 1967 in Roxana, Illinois.
Survivors include: one daughter, Dorothy "Dottie" Martin of Seattle, Washington; special friend, Sharon Windham of Mobile, Alabama; two brothers, Don Martin of Louisiana, Missouri and Bradley Martin of Vandalia, Missouri; three sisters, Muriel Beshears of Vandalia; Nita Rooney of Marietta, Georgia and Judy LeMasters of Chanute, Kansas; several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents and one uncle, Bill Martin.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the National Park Foundation, P O Box 17394, Baltimore, MD 21298-9450.
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