Verl Lee Martin, 84, died December 8 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born August 5, 1930, at Utica, the son of Clade and Sylvia (Everhart) Martin. A Great Bend resident since 1971, he worked for Missouri-Pacific Truck Lines and Turner Farms as a truck driver.
Verl was an avid pheasant and deer hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include one son, Roger Martin and wife Doris of Emporia; four daughters, Carol Leiker and husband Bob of Lebanon, Mo., Shauna Lang and Les of WaKeeney, Lori Quenzer of Hiawatha, and Kami Martin of Texas; one brother, Dwight Martin of Hoisington; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; He is also survived by his ex-wife, Jean Martin, Great Bend; a stepson, Chris; and stepdaughter, Connie. He was preceded in death by one son, Tod Martin; one daughter Keri Sue Martin; and one granddaughter, Stacy Lynn.
There will be a private family graveside service held at Utica Cemetery at a later date. There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place. A memorial fund has been established to the Verl Lee Martin expense fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 10, 2014