Aaron F. Martin, the son of the late Henry C. and Bracy Deola Gossien Martin, was born in Caraway, Ark., on Dec. 13, 1939, and died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 63.
Mr. Martin had retired to Sikeston in 1983, and he moved to Farmington in 1984 where he owned and operated a boarding home for 12 years. He moved back to Bloomfield in May, 2002. He had served 21 years in the U.S. Army where he was a Senior Drill Sergeant.
He is survived by a special friend Deloris Tucker of Bloomfield; two brothers, Bill Martin of Sikeston, and Thomas E. Martin of Springfield; one sister, Pauline Lyons of Sikeston. Other relatives and friends also survive.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Carl O'Dell of Parma officiating.
Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield at 1 p.m. with the Ft. Leonard Ward Military Honors Team conducting military rites.