Albert J. “AB” Martin of Steelville, Missouri was born on May 1, 1932 in Crawford County, Missouri to Robert C. and Frona (Trask) Martin and passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the age of 88 years.
Albert married Lorene Pyatt on February 5, 1955 in Steelville, Missouri.
Albert honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a retiree of the St. Louis Carpenters Local and for a few years he owned operated Martin’s Saw Shop in Steelville, Missouri.
Albert and Lorene loved to travel to Arizona and Wyoming. He enjoyed bee keeping, gardening and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. “R.C. Dick” and Frona Martin; one son, Carl Martin; two sisters, Anna Mae White and Roberta White; two brothers, Cecil and wife Foye Martin and James Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lorene Martin of the home; five children, Rhonda and husband Robert Pyatt of Davisville, Missouri, Jerry and wife Vicki Martin of Steelville, Missouri, Roger Martin and Deric Martin, both of Steelville, Missouri and Nathan and wife Angie Martin of Cuba, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Jason West, Zack Pyatt, Justin Martin and companion Shawntae, Travis Martin, Brittany and husband Jake King, Savannah Martin, Allison and husband Joey Ridenhour, Tierra and husband Jared Wilkininson, Trevor Martin and Trystan Martin; one brother, Henry and wife Bonnie Martin of Davisville, Missouri; one sister, Mabel Volner of Steelville, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Betty Martin of Steelville, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Cecil and wife Mildred Pyatt of Eldon, Missouri; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the Martin-Trask Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri with Pastor Mike Mounce officiating. Special music “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away” was sung by Bob and Carol Coleman. Full military honors concluded the services.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.