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Corey "Petey" August Martin

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Corey "Petey" August Martin, was born on Aug. 21, 1977 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. and died on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at his Dexter home at the age of 34.

Corey is survived by his parents, Ron and Elvena Martin of Dexter, Mo.; by one brother, Ron Martin Jr. and his wife, Nicky, of Puxico, Mo.; and by three nephews, Ben Martin of Stillwater, Okla., Nathan Martin of Puxico, Mo., and Brandon Coleman of Advance, Mo.

Also surviving are his grandmothers, Lucille Newsom of Dexter, Mo. and Vadola Martin of Puxico, Mo., as well as many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Elam "Cotton" Newsom and Elmer Martin.

Corey graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. He had been employed at Briggs and Stratton in Poplar Bluff, Mo. for 12 years.

Corey's favorite past-time was following the World of Outlaws, Midget and USAC Racing Series. Corey looked forward to starting his year in Tulsa, Okla. attending the renowned Chili Bowl Nationals. A good weekend also consisted of traveling to Indiana to attend as many races as he possibly could in two days. He was a member of the Hoosier Auto Racing Fan Club, and he loved visiting the pits and talking with all his very special extended racing friends and family.

Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept.15, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Dr. Larry Colvin officiating. Interment will follow in the Rock Point Cemetery near Swinton, Mo.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch, 601 North Center Street, Shelbina, Mo. 63468.

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