Jason Alan Martin of Cuba, Missouri was born Sunday, February 26, 1984 at St. Louis, Missouri to Alan and Phyllis (nee Koch) Martin and passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the age of 34 years.
Jason was the manager for The Hitching Post in Bourbon, Missouri and he had worked there since 2013. He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, riding his side by side, his cattle and just being outdoors.
Jason was a member of the Sullivan Eagles and was becoming a member of the Cuba Masonic Lodge No. 312 A.F. and A.M. Jason was the first president of the Bourbon High School FFA program.
He spent hours teaching others how to take care of their animals and how to show them at the county fair and the state fair. He was always willing to help with the 4-H and FFA kids.
Jason was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues. He spent hours at East Office, visiting with old friends. He also had a patent pending for Buck Tales, a deer feed supplement.
Jason his dogs Stanley, Crown and Coke.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Koch.
He is survived by his wife, Jenita Martin of the home; three step children, Matt Duncan and fianceé Brittany Kelly of Viburnum, Missouri, Brooklyn Duncan of Brunswick, Missouri and Laine Duncan of Brunswick, Missouri; three step grandchildren, Preston Kelly, Jase Ray and Lainee Duncan; parents, Alan and Phyllis Martin of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Jeff and wife Jill Martin of O’Fallon, Missouri; two nieces, Mia Martin and Addison Martin of O’Fallon, Missouri; grandparents, Melva and Joe Martin of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Helen Koch of Ellisville, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kelly and wife Kim Williams of Cuba, Missouri, Travis Williams of Cuba, Missouri, Robert and wife Jeannie Kistler of Branson, Missouri, Betty and husband Jerry Howard of Branson, Missouri, Donnie and wife Rene Kistler of Ohio and Helen Kistler-Rew of Raymore, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri. Special recorded music as “Simple Man,” “Drink a Beer” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorns.”
Interment and prayers followed at the Cherryville Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Ryan Kimberlin, Mike Turnbough, Shane Staples, Lance Gerloff, Justin Blankenship and Joe Peart. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Harris, Rick Schrandt, Ron Lewis, Donnie Libhart, Charlie Gerloff and Matt Ketcherside.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.