Darrell Martin 1947-2022
Darrell Allen Martin, 75, of Holton, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Holton.
He was born May 17, 1947, in Topeka, the son of Darrell Milton and Bonnie Lou (Arnold) Martin.
Darrell graduated from Lecompton High School in 1966. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968, during the Vietnam War.
He was an over-the-road truck driver for many years, retiring from Price Trucking in Topeka on Jan. 1, 2006.
Darrell married Sandra Lou “Sandy” Cochran on May 17, 1980, in Holton. She was the love of his life; she preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 2020. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Darrell and Bonnie Martin.
Survivors include his sons, Robert Martin of Tijuana, Mexico, and Christopher Christie (Jessica) of Topeka; mother-in-law, Doris “Jean” O’Neal of Holton; and four grandchildren, Reagan and Jaxson Christie, Trenton Henery and Emily Martin.
Memorial graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 16 in Holton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holton VFW Post 1367 or American Legion Post 44, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com