Kenneth “Kenny” Lee Martin, 68 – Passed August 9, 2020

Kenneth “Kenny” Lee Martin, son of Herschel Wesley and Hazel Kathleen (Tipton) Martin, was born on November 25, 1951 and went to be with his Lord and Savior August 9, 2020. He was 68 and nine months of age.

Kenny was united in marriage to Kathy (DeWitt) Martin on October 17, 1970 in Harrison, Arkansas. To this union, two daughters were born: Carrie (Martin) Christeson and Terri (Martin) Wood.

Kenny had many joys in his life which included being a brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He spent his life working hard and devoting countless hours to provide for the ones he loved. He had a knack for carpentry, a keen business sense, and was always fair to anyone he dealt with. Carrying a larger-than-life personality, Kenny never met a stranger and put a smile on every face he saw. He enjoyed traveling to watch NASCAR races with his brothers, nephews, and sons-in-law. Kenny’s main enjoyment in life was spending time with Kathy and their grandkids in Branson or wherever adventure could be found.

Kenny dedicated his life to the Lord on September 15, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his best friend and the love of his life, Kathy; brothers Phillip and David “Bode”; brother-in-law Larry; sister Shirley; and father Herschel.

He is survived by his two daughters, Carrie Christeson and husband Darrell and Terri Wood and husband Shane, and four grandchildren who were the light of his life, Nathan Christeson and wife Natalie, Michael Wood, Audra Wood, and Spencer Christeson; along with his mother Kathleen, brothers Marlin and Kevin “Joe,” sisters Gail and Kelli, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that became family.

A graveside memorial was Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pastor Bill Kelly and Pastor Donnie Wells officiated. Arrangements were made under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

The family requests memorials to Cabool Victory Worship Center in his memory. Online condolences may be made at