Martin H. Bondurant, Jr. the son of the late Martin H. and Bessie Brown Bondurant, was born in Union City, Tenn., on March 4, 1924, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at the age of 80.
He was a former resident of Union City, Tenn., and had lived in Lilbourn the past 54 years. He had worked for the State Agriculture Department and also in agriculture sales. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of the V.F.W., the American Legion and the Parma United Methodist Church.
On Jan. 11, 1953, he was married to Opal Womack at the Parma United Methodist Church in Parma.
Surviving are his wife, Opal Bondurant of Lilbourn; two sons, Martin H. III of High Ridge, Scott Bondurant of Olathe, Kan.; and three grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery near Bloomfield with Dr. Bill Reid of Lilbourn officiating.
Interment followed in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Missouri Military Honors Program.
Memorials may be made to Stoddard County Children's Home, c/o Judi Boyle, 926 Cottage Lane, Dexter, Missouri 63841 or Battens Disease Support, Research Association, 120 Humphries Drive Ste. 2, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43038.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma was in charge of arrangements.