Fred C. MartinSeptember 23rd, 2020
Fred C. Martin, 78, of Barnett, Mo., passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at the Lakeview HealthCare Rehab in Boonville, Mo. He was born on May 16, 1942, in Jackson County, Mo., the son of Joseph and Theresa (Neiman) Martin, both of whom preceded him in death. Fred received his Master's Degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam and was stationed in Germany. Fred was united in marriage to Pam Sommers on August 5, 2006, whom survives of the home. He retired after 42 years from the Missouri Dept. of Corrections as an IT-Programmer. Fred was of the Lutheran faith. He enjoyed working on his computer, reading, fishing, kayaking and spending time with his grandchildren and family. Survivors include: one daughter, Allison Evans of the home; three sons, David Benke and wife Cara of New Haven, Mo., Danny Benke and fiancée Brandy Wilson of Rocky Mt., Mo. and Dustin Benke and wife Sara of Lee's Summit, Mo.; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020, all at the funeral home. Burial will be at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in California, Mo. Memorials are suggested to the Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles, Mo. The funeral home asks that everyone please practice CDC Covid-19 guidelines. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California, Mo.