Dennis Earl Martin

    Dennis Earl Martin of St. James, Missouri was born on April 1, 1953 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Wilford and Velma Martin and passed away Monday, June 6, 2022 at the age of 69 years.

    He married Deana Lynn Copeland on June 16, 1984.
    He enjoyed fishing, hunting, putting model cars together, and playing board and card games.  He liked watching John Wayne movies and Tom and Jerry classic cartoons.  
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Velma Martin; father, Wilford Martin; three brothers, Fred Martin, Gayle Martin and James Clay Martin; and two sisters, Dorothy Moreland and Olive Taylor.
    He is survived by his wife, Diana of St. James, Missouri; two daughters, Christina Martin (Frisco Martin) of Rolla, Missouri and Brandy Bullock (Shawn Foster) of Springfield, Missouri; two brothers,  Bill Martin (Wanda Martin) of Gray Summit, Missouri and Frank Martin (Louise Martin) of Chamois, Missouri; six grandchildren,  Riley Martin, Faith Bullock, Stephen Bullock, Vincent Martin, Austin Bullock and Zachary Martin; three great grandchildren,  Zayne Martin, Alayna Bullock, and Rylynn Renae Bullock; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.