Paul “Tony” Martin
10/24/1963 – 12/20/2018
Obituary for Paul “Tony” Martin
Paul “Tony” Martin, 55, of Neosho passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at his home in Neosho, MO. He was born on October 24, 1963 in Weaubleau, MO the oldest of three sons to Charles Raymond and Naomi Bea (Gregg) Martin, who reside in Green Ridge, MO.
In 1986, in Las Vegas, NM, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Martinez. In 2002, in Stella, MO, he was united in marriage to Mary Carver.
Tony attended the La Monte Christian Church as a child and was baptized at the age of eleven by Brother Roy Smith. Tony was a mechanic by trade and ran his own shop outside of Neosho. He also worked for Hearns Automotive, in Neosho. Tony’s greatest love was music and spending time with his family. He played the french horn in the La Monte marching band and he played the bass guitar in the concert band. He went on to play with several bands as a bass player and played for the “Big Smitty Band” for several years. He also worked as a D.J. at many events and also set up the sound system and lighting for the bands. Tony loved people and never met a stranger from the time he was a child. He in turn was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents he is survived by three daughters, Paula Martin (Richard) of Las Vegas, NM, Michelle Martin (John) of Joplin, MO, and Josette Martin of Albuquerque, NM; eight grandchildren, John Lee, Jackson, Lyric, Aaliyah, Aries, Luciano, Noah, and Nyelli; two brothers, Roy Martin (Rose) of Green Ridge and Steve Martin (LeAnn) of Seneca, MO; six aunts; one uncle; several nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dan Hankins officiating.
Burial will be at Green Ridge Cemetery at a later date.
Honorary pallbearers will he his cousins and all of his musician friends.
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