Pickering Funeral Home
403 N. Western, Mexico, Missouri 65265
Phone 888-581-3207 or 573-581-3207

Lee Duane Martin

   Lee Duane Martin, 70, of Mexico, died at 7:28 p.m. Friday April 20, 2018 at University Hospital in Columbia.

   He was born July 26, 1947, in Marion County, Missouri to Orville D. (Marty) Martin and Virginia Mae Wright. On December 13 1975, he married Karen Kaye Burch, who preceded him in death on June 5, 2016.

   Survivors include his daughter Patti Frye and husband Walter; grandchildren Justin Frye and great grandson Bryce Lee Frye of Mexico; granddaughter Sierra Frye and great granddaughters Heidi Frye and Averi Kelsay of Mexico; six half brothers and sisters, Polly Tusay, Mike, Cliff, and Jesse Martin of Kansas City and surrounding areas, Wahleen (Walli) Brown of Arizona and Ruby Martin Ray of Harrisburg Missouri.

   Lee served in the U.S. Army from 1968 until 1971. He worked on helicopters in Vietnam. His Career included building grain silos for many years for Harvestore. He was foreman and traveled to many states to build and/or repair them. He also worked as a machinist for Dura in Moberly for many years, and he was also the janitor for First Church of the Nazarene for 30 years.

   For many years the most important job to him was being his wife’s caregiver as she battled MS. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do to help her. Together they were faithful children of God.

   Friends and family will gather to celebrate his life at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at the Clark Christian Life Center at the First Church of the Nazarene in Mexico. Rev. Charles Legg will officiate.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

My condolences and many hugs! Love his niece - Jessica Weeks


So sorry for your loss. Will be sending prayers for the family - Angie Creed and family