David Allan Martin of Addieville, departed this life in rural Okawville, on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:57 P.M. following a tragic accident. He had attained the age of 50 years, 11 months and 14 days.
David was born in East St. Louis on January 25, 1965 the son of Wallace and Margaret (nee Harris) Martin. He was united in marriage to Debra Schrader in the Okawville United Methodist Church on March 28, 1998 and she survives his passing.
Mr. Martin was a truck driver for CPC Logistics out of Mt. Vernon. David was a “tinkerer” and he could repair most anything. David was always willing to help his family and friends if there was anything that they ever needed. He was happy in his life and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and going places with his wife Debbie. David also liked to go fishing and was truly fond of his beloved dog, Bella. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Debra Martin of Addieville; five children, Zach Schrader and wife Heidi of Sparta, Danielle Halcom of Okawville, twins Josh Martin of Erwin, Tenn., and Erica Ganger and husband Nate of Antwerp, Ohio, and Megan Martin of Bedford, Texas; his parents, Wallace and Margaret Martin of Collinsville; his grandmother, Minnie Powers; five grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Martin and wife Rhonda and Chad Martin all of Collinsville; a sister, Kimberly Beshears and husband Dennis of Richview; his father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Leona Schrader of Okawville; a sister-in-law, Cindy Hufker and husband John of Venedy; a brother-in-law, Kevin Schrader and wife Theresa of Okawville; nieces and nephews as well as a whole host of friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Amanda Martin and his grandfather, Roy Powers.
In accordance with the wishes of the family, cremation will be performed and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of David Martin, may be made to the Washington County Partners for Pets and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home of Okawville.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com