Graveside services for Ricky George Martin, 57, Lawrence will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Martin died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at his home.
He was born on August 16, 1954 in Vinita, OK the son of George L.C. and Mary Ann Scott Martin Bereiter.
He served in the Army for four years.
He was a retired drywall contractor.
He married Juanita “Belle” McBride on April 1, 2000 in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, Mary Ann, and husband, Ronald Bereiter; one daughter, Angie Martin; one son, Ryan McLees, all of Lawrence; three sisters, Ronda L. Elston and Brenda K. Skeffington, both of Lawrence, and Joyce Devore, Bartesville, OK; four nieces, Sally Merrill, Lucinda Chronister, Ashley Hester, Megan Hester; three nephews, Dustin Hadl, Christopher Elston and Nathan Elston. He was preceded in death by his father, L.C., and brother, Dennis Martin.
The family will greet friends from noon until service time at the mortuary.
My deepest condolences over the loss of your father. May your faith in the saving grace of Christ’s ransom sacrifice comfort you and bring you peace. On April 5, 2012 the commemoration of the death of our Lord Christ Jesus will be held all over the world. “As often as you eat this loaf and drink his cup, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord, until he arrives” 1 Corinthians 11:26; John 11:21-26. Thoughts and prayers of peace are with you.
Although we won’t be with you, we are praying for God to lend you strength to go through this sad time. Our reunion with Rick is but a short time away, so we must keep the faith and journey onward. Our deepest sympathy and caring to you all.
I am so very sorry for the loss of my cousin. I loved him very much. We didn’t keep in touch, but I still loved him all the same. He will be missed by all of his family in Oklahoma.
You hired an incredible prtooghapher – every aspect of your wedding was just captured so beautifully. I have loved looking at each and every one of these posts, and am so happy you shared your day with all of us! I’m also so happy that you and Nick have found such happiness with each other – I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more! xox
I was lucky enough to have kweord with Jere for two years buying logs for the sawmill, Jere was honest, hardworking, hillarious, loud and insightful. Some memories I have are seeing Jere in the office working with a little old lady about her water bill in the morning, and at lunch discussing a skateboard park with teenagers, he truely wanted to reach out and help anyone he could for the greater good of the community. His typewriter next to his computer was a testament to him adjusting to modernization the way only Jere could, on my desk I could find Jere old school e-mail in the form of hand typed little notes, and at the same time a detailed timber cruise report that he kweord up with a custom program he had written for his computer . I learned so much about how I wanted to conduct my life and deal with people from my short time with Jere, he was a great man. We are praying for you Madeleine and the family over this sad loss.