Michael “Mike” Martin
Michael “Mike” Martin, age 72, of Clever, Missouri, passed away October 26, 2020, in Springfield, Missouri. He entered this life October 20, 1948, in Springfield, Missouri, the son of James and Betty (Haynie) Martin. Mike is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tina Carson; and son-in-law, Shaun Tyler. He was joined in marriage May 21, 1991, to Robin Lee Davies.
Mike was a heavy equipment operator in California and a member of the Local 12 Union until he retired and moved back to Missouri. For 17 years, he was the maintenance supervisor for the Villas at Forest Park in Nixa, Missouri. Mike was a die-hard bowling champion in Nixa, where he bowled up to four times a week around the area. He was known as an amazing father and grandfather with a wickedly dry sense of humor, making a joke of almost everything. Mike had many wonderful friends and treated them like family. Most of all, he put family first above everything. His life is one that will leave an impact for many generations to come.
Mike is survived by his wife of 29 years, Robin Martin; daughter, Lisa Tyler of Springfield, Missouri; son, Jason Fry of Houston, Texas; son-in-law, Shawn Carson of Clever, Missouri; grandchildren: Cody, Amanda (Bryan), Johnny, Jena, and Ema; two sisters: Cindy (Bob) Emery of Norco, California, and Kay (Linn) Sutterfield of Orange, California; brother, Ron Martin of Grants Pass, Oregon; and nieces and nephews: Sue, Michael, Misty, Sara, Shane, Crystal, and James.
A celebration of life is being planned for a later time. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
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