William Stephen Martin

 
William Stephen Martin, age 79, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 2, 1938, in Sedalia, MO, the son of Durward and Frankie May (Allen) Martin.
The family made their home in Fairfield, MO and Steve graduated from Warsaw High School in 1956. He then attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO where he studied to be an electrical engineer. He worked at the University of Missouri Hospital as a research analyst.
He made his home in St. Louis and worked for several years for Western Electric. In 1976 he moved to Warsaw where he worked on the Truman Dam project and later at Rival Manufacturing in Clinton.
On March 21, 1988, Steve married his high school sweetheart, Ann Ferguson and they made their home near Warsaw.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw and the United Transportation Retirement Association and served as secretary of NARVRE. Steve was a great story teller and enjoyed making frogs out of dollar bills and giving them away. He started many projects and even finished a few! His motto was “If I can’t fix it, I’ll fix it so nobody else can”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ann Ellen Martin, a brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Sharon Martin and a son, Charles Embrey Jones, II.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Ann, of the home, four children, Sabin James (Kurt), of Marblehead, MA, Tracy Green (Mike) of St. Charles, MO, Shaun Martin (Tammy) of Wildwood, MO, Marlie King and (Randy Nystul), of Kansas City, MO, eight grandchildren, Hannah, Olivia, Emma, Jordan, Sophia, Amelia, Zach and Zoe. Also surviving is a brother, Roche Martin (Jeannie) of West Virginia and a sister, Dianne Williams (Junior) of Warsaw, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Steve Martin were held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO., with   Rev. Loren Whetsell officiating. Visitation was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday prior to services. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, MO. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the NRA, in care of the funeral home.

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