Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 17, 2012

Paul Cameron Martin

The Athens Review

Athens — Paul Cameron Martin, 75 years, passed away on Dec. 16, 2012 at his home with his family by his side.

Paul was born Feb. 27, 1937 in Marquez to John "JD" and Cornelia (Pos) Martin. Paul was baptised as a Methodist.

On Sept. 6, 1958  Paul and Sammie Lynn Trammell were united in marriage in Willow Springs, and to this union four children were born. 

Paul received his B.S. Degree from Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches.  Paul and his family moved from Montana in 1976.  He was an active member of the Ava community serving several years with the Lion’s Club. He was a retired Forest Ranger for over 36 years with the U.S. Forest Service.  He enjoyed hunting, being in the outdoors and watching sporting events, especially the Dallas Cowboys.

He also enjoyed horses, and was active with the Back Country Horseman, the Douglas County Horse Breeders Association, and the Missouri Fox Trotters Horse Breed Association.  Above all, family was important to Paul.  He adored and loved his family as they did him.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, James Trammell.

Paul is survived by his wife, Sammie Lynn Martin, Ava, Mo., four children and their spouses, Michael and Dawn Martin, Washington, Mo. and their children, Seth, Abbey and Chloe; Jeff and Leslie Martin, Ava, Mo., and their children, Josh and Amanda, Jared and Samantha; Lynn Silvey, Frederick, Maryland and her children, Stephanie, Alexandra and Elizabeth; and Nancy and James Lawler, Ava, Mo. and their children, Nickolas and Peter; two brothers, George and Pat Martin, Bullard, and James and Susie Martin, San Antonio, one sister, Cora Ann Martin, Denton; mother-in-law, Mildred Trammell, and many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services for Paul will be Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, 2 p.m. at the Oak Forest Cemetery, Norwood, Mo. (C Highway). Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo. Officiating will be the Rev. Oren Alcorn. Memorials may be made to the Paul Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of  Ava R-I Schools. On line condolences may be made to