James M. Martin

James M Martin, 71 , Lake Winnebago Mo passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sept.10, 2012. He was born May 28th 1941 in Denison, TX to James & Mildred Martin. Visitation 6-7 pm, services at 7 pm, Monday, September 17th at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Raytown. He was baptized one of Jehovahs Witness on 7/31/1970. He was preceeded in death by his mother & father, brother Randy and his wife of 50 yrs Susan, he leaves to mourn his identical twin daughters Kim Del Valle & Kandi Smith; sister, Patricia Sisk; brother, Gerald Martin ( Billy ); 4 grandchildren, Dustin , Jordan, Ashley & Kalib and 5 great-grandchildren, he will also be very much missed by all of his friends. He was owner and operater of Auto Trim Design in Raytown Mo for 37 yrs. The family wishes to thank the the Lee’s Summit congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses for their outpouring of love and spiritual support and helping make his last few months special, we also want to to thank his speech therapists Alysa & April, who worked diligently with him on his speech & communication and Care Alternatives hospice care, who made his passing comfortable.
Flowers will be received at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society (816-313-1677)


  1. tracy klugman on September 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    So long Jim. I knew that all you really wanted was to be with my sister Susan again.

  2. Linda Mader - Chicago on September 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Jim handled his terminal diagnosis with such grace, dignity, and bravery. I knew he was at peace with the situation, knowing he would soon be with his beloved wife Susan, whom he missed terribly. The loving care he got from his daughters, Kim and Kandi, and his grandkids Jordan and Ashley was amazing to witness. Kim and Kandi smothered him with love and hoovered over him like two mother hens. And he loved every minute of it! RIP my dear brother-in-law. You will be terribly missed.

  3. Ramonte Stephens on September 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I truly will miss Jim, very much so. He and his family have been family to me for many of years. Jim became like a father to me many, many years ago. I will always to grateful for Jim and Susan accepting me in as family.

  4. Mary Martin Kempf on October 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Jimmy. I am Pup’s oldest daughter. I remember Jimmy so well. He was my favorite cousin and my best friend. He looked out for me when we were together. I always liked staying with Uncle Jim and Aunt Mildred. We had some good times. They were always so funny and Aunt Mildred had the most heartfelt laugh. I also just learned of her passing. I am so sorry now that I did not keep in touch with all of you. Know that Jimmy and all of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!
    Mary Martin Kempf
    Columbia, MO

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