HUGOTON – Jack Andrew Martin, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hugoton.
He was born Nov. 15, 1921, to Frank Andrew and Ophelia Vernus (Stout) Martin in the Morrow Hospital in Liberal.
He married Wilda Gail Burrows May 1, 1948, in Hugoton. She died Feb. 1, 1996.
He served in the Army during World War II. He was a supervisor for the state of Kansas transportation for 26 years. He ran survey crews, building the Kansas Turnpike from Lawrence to Kansas City.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Hugoton.
He was fair board president for 12 years, a 4-H leader for 10 years, serving on the 4-H PDC and Stevens County Executive Board, and was named “Friedn of Extension” in 1985. He coached Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball. He was a charter member of the Hugoton Lions Club and a member of the Kiwanis. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992 for Outstanding and Dedicated to Stevens County. He was inducted into the Kansas Fairs Hall of Fame in 1992. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Hugoton American Legion and VFW.
Survivors include one son, Tony Andrew Martin and wife, Marilyn, Hugoton; one sister, Francis Loraine Dick, Wichita; two granddaughters, Jeana and Melissa Martin and other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Earline Milligan, Doris Brown and Dolores Westbrook.
o Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Hugoton with Pastor Randy Nash presiding.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Vets Group of Hugoton and the Fort Riley Honor Guard, along with Masonic graveside services, both at Hugoton Cemetery.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at Paul’s Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Stevens County 4-H Council and may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, Box 421, Hugoton, KS 67951.