Darrell Martin, 71, of Columbia went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 11, 2019, surrounded by family.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at Parkade Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Chris Cook. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Internment at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, with Military Honors will follow the service.

Darrell was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Independence to Bud and Mary Ida Ropp Martin, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 29, 1970, he married Linda Frazier in Drexel. Darrell was a member of Parkade Baptist Church and The Gideons International for 20 years, where he was serving as the Missouri State President. Early in his career, he taught school and then took a commission in the Army National Guard, where he served for 30 years.

Darrell is survived by his loving wife, Linda, and their two children, Annette Martin of Independence and Chris Martin (Cheryl) of Blue Springs; siblings, Don Martin (Elizabeth) of Blue Springs, and Barbara Martin and Patricia Simcosky (Mark), both of Independence; and two grandsons, Joshua and Noah.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.

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